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Poet - Notable Historical Events

Ben JonsonSep 22, 1598

Phillis WheatleyOct 18, 1775

Alfred TennysonNov 19, 1850

Arthur RimbaudJul 10, 1873

Allen GinsbergOct 7, 1955

Ezra PoundApr 18, 1958

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Poet - Historical Events
Date Event
1327-04-06

Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura

1336-04-26

Italian Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch famously climbs Mont Ventoux

1463-01-05

French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris

1598-09-22

Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

1604-05-06

Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina.

1668-04-13

John Dryden (36) becomes 1st English poet laureate

1689-07-01

Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan

1775-10-18

African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1810-05-03

English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)

1850-11-19

Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

1873-07-10

French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

1876-06-02

Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina

1878-07-26

In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.

1883-11-03

American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1892-11-02

French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands

1902-07-17

Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia

1916-04-12

Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee

1916-04-21

Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary

1944-06-17

Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London

1950-05-22

Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

1955-10-07

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.

1958-04-18

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1960-09-05

The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.

1969-03-28

Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

1973-01-07

US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize

1976-11-26

German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship

1984-02-26

Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate

1985-12-20

Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)

1987-04-17

Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate

1991-08-30

Tamil Tigers capture Sri Lanka poet Selvi

1992-06-14

Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate

1992-10-08

Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

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Poet - Notable Birthdays

VirgilOct 15, -70

HoraceDec 8, -65

William ShakespeareApr 26, 1564

Ben JonsonJun 11, 1572

John MiltonDec 9, 1608

Alexander PopeMay 21, 1688

Phillis WheatleyMay 8, 1753

William BlakeNov 28, 1757

Robert BurnsJan 25, 1759

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOct 21, 1772

John KeatsOct 31, 1795

Alfred Lord TennysonAug 6, 1809

Robert BrowningMay 7, 1812

Walt WhitmanMay 31, 1819

Matthew ArnoldDec 24, 1822

Frederic MistralSep 8, 1830

Emily DickinsonDec 10, 1830

William Schwenck GilbertNov 18, 1836

Emma LazarusJul 22, 1849

Arthur RimbaudOct 20, 1854

Rabindranath TagoreMay 6, 1861

Maurice MaeterlinckAug 29, 1862

Stephen CraneNov 1, 1871

Paul Laurence DunbarJun 27, 1872

John McCraeNov 30, 1872

Robert FrostMar 26, 1874

Hermann HesseJul 2, 1877

James JoyceFeb 2, 1882

David Herbert LawrenceSep 11, 1885

Ezra Loomis PoundOct 30, 1885

Joyce KilmerDec 6, 1886

T. S. EliotSep 26, 1888

Boris PasternakFeb 10, 1890

leonieDec 10, 1891

Miguel AsturiasOct 19, 1899

Salvatore QuasimodoAug 20, 1901

Langston HughesFeb 1, 1902

Arna BontempsOct 13, 1902

Pablo NerudaJul 12, 1904

Kenneth PatchenDec 13, 1911

Brendan BehanFeb 9, 1923

Allen GinsbergJun 3, 1926

Ted HughesAug 17, 1930

Sylvia PlathOct 27, 1932

Seamus HeaneyApr 13, 1939

Margaret AtwoodNov 18, 1939

Jim MorrisonDec 8, 1943

Poet - Birthdays
Date Event
70

Virgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republican poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC)

65

Horace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes), (d. 8 BC)

43

Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)

BC
AD
39-11-03

Lucan, Cordova Spain, Latin poet (Bellum Civile)

40-03-01

Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)

534-04-29

Taliesin, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion

772-03-01

Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow

1036-12-19

Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher

1037-01-25

Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]

1048-05-18

Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)

1071-10-22

William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)

1075-02-16

Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet

1140-05-28

Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)

1155-05-17

Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)

1207-09-30

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

1207-9-30

Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Rumi: Poet of the Heart

1265-05-09

Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)

1291-10-31

Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

1304-07-20

Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)

1394-11-24

Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1398-08-19

Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)

1414-08-18

Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)

1432-08-15

Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)

1434-08-29

Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator

1441-02-09

Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)

1450-08-18

Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet

1456-07-28

Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)

1461-02-06

Dzore Drzic, Croatian poet

1474-09-08

Ludovico Ariosto, Italy, poet (Orlando Furioso)

1475-10-20

Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)

1479-06-14

Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet (d. 1552)

1485-04-03

Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherland poet

1488-01-06

Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)

1488-04-21

Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot

1491-11-08

Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)

1493-11-11

Bernardo Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1569)

1495-03-06

Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Opere Toscane, La Coltivazione)

1503-06-28

Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)

1507-06-19

Annibale Caro, Italian poet (d. 1566)

1511-11-14

Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)

1516-04-23

Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)

1517-07-25

Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist

1523-09-11

Pierre de Ronsard, poet

1524-02-04

Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet. (d. 1580)

1528-11-02

Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works)

1533-08-07

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)

1538-04-26

Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)

1539-12-20

Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer

1540-06-11

Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)

1542-06-24

St. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic, saint, priest and poet (d. 1591)

1544-03-11

Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)

1545-12-05

Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet

1547-09-16

Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch East Indies poet

1547-09-22

Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)

1548-03-18

Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet

1549-03-11

Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)

1552-02-08

Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)

1552-06-18

Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1637)

1553-03-29

Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet (d. 1613 or 1614)

1554-11-30

Philip Sidney, England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)

1555-12-04

Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)

1556-08-10

Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer

1561-07-11

Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)

1562-01-13

Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)

1562-11-25

Lope Felix de Vega, Madrid Spain, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia)

1564-02-06

Christopher Marlowe, English poet/dramatist (Dr Faustus)

1564-04-23

William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate

1564-04-26

William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, baptism, English playwright and poet

1567-02-12

Thomas Campion, England, composer/poet/physician

1568-09-05

Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)

1569-10-18

Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)

1572-06-11

Ben Jonson, England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)

1574-09-18

Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet

1575-08-14

Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)

1577-11-10

Jacob Cats, [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary/poet (Houwelyck)

1578-03-02

George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)

1580-08-24

John Taylor, English poet (d. 1654)

1581-06-18

Thomas Overbury, poet (baptized)

1582-01-23

John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)

1582-01-28

John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)

1582-04-08

Phienas Fletcher, poet

1583-11-24

Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

1584-02-12

Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)

1585-03-16

Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)

1585-12-13

William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)

1586-10-09

Jan III van Foreest, lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn

1587-11-16

Joost van den Vondel, Cologne Germany, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha)

1589-02-05

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet

1589-02-05

Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)

1590-03-18

Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)

1590-06-24

Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)

1591-08-24

Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)

1592-05-08

Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)

1593-04-03

George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)

1593-08-23

Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)

1595-02-24

Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet

1596-09-04

Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)

1596-09-28

Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor

1597-02-24

Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)

1597-12-23

Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"

1605-07-29

Simon Dach, German poet

1605-09-23

Daniel von Czepko, German poet

1606-03-03

Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)

1606-05-06

Lorenzo Lippi, [Perlone Zipoli], poet/painter

1607-11-01

Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)

1608-12-09

John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), (d. 1674)

1609-02-10

John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier

1610-03-01

Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian

1612-02-08

Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)

1612-06-23

Justus G Schottel, [Schottelius], German poet

1613-06-16

John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)

1613-11-05

Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)

1615-03-06

Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)

1619-10-08

Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)

1621-03-31

Andrew Marvell, England, poet (To His Coy Mistress)

1621-07-08

Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)

1621-11-03

Renatus Rapinus, [René Rapin], French jesuit/poet (Hortorum libri IV)

1622-01-20

Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns

1622-04-17

Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)

1626-07-25

Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian

1628-03-10

Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist

1630-04-28

Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)

1631-08-09

John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]

1631-08-19

John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)

1632-08-02

Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)

1634-01-16

Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)

1636-11-01

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)

1637-08-16

Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)

1638-01-01

Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright

1638-01-24

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)

1638-10-18

Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet

1642-12-30

Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)

1646-02-04

Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet

1647-04-01

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)

1647-05-03

John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)

1648-04-07

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)

1648-04-16

John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)

1651-11-12

Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)

1652-03-03

Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)

1653-08-09

John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)

1654-01-20

Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet

1656-11-09

Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)

1658-02-13

Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter

1660-12-12

Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)

1661-04-11

Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet

1661-04-16

Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

1663-11-26

Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)

1664-07-21

Matthew Prior, English poet

1665-03-27

Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)

1666-12-26

Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet(d. 1708)

1671-04-06

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)

1671-11-06

Colley Cibber, England, dramatist/poet laureate (Love's Last Shift)

1674-06-20

Nicholas Rowe, England, poet laureate (Jane Shore, Tamerlane)

1674-10-15

Robert Herrick, Mass, British poet (Together)

1675-09-02

William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)

1676-07-14

Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)

1679-06-01

Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)

1680-09-22

Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)

1683-07-03

Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint)

1684-11-16

Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)

1685-02-10

Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)

1685-09-16

John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)

1686-10-15

Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)

1687-07-03

Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch)

1688-05-21

Alexander Pope, London, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d.1744)

1688-09-05

Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)

1689-01-29

Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet

1692-02-29

John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763)

1692-11-06

Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)

1692-11-21

Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet

1694-06-20

Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe

1697-01-16

Richard Savage, English poet

1697-11-25

Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)

1698-01-03

Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)

1699-04-17

Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)

1703-03-05

Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)

1704-11-17

Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet

1708-04-23

Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)

1710-02-21

Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)

1711-11-19

Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet

1713-04-02

Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)

1714-01-01

Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)

1714-11-13

William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)

1715-03-07

Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)

1715-07-04

Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)

1715-07-25

Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)

1715-12-08

John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)

1716-12-26

Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)

1716-12-26

Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)

1719-01-28

Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)

1720-10-03

Johann P Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem)

1721-07-09

Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)

1721-08-21

Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet

1721-11-09

Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)

1721-12-25

William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet

1722-04-11

Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)

1722-11-22

Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)

1723-01-27

Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet

1724-07-02

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet

1725-02-25

Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)

1728-01-06

Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet

1728-01-09

Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)

1729-05-23

Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)

1729-07-05

Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet

1729-09-27

Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)

1731-11-15

William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]

1731-11-26

William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]

1731-12-12

Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)

1735-10-25

James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)

1738-05-09

John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet

1738-06-22

Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)

1738-07-24

Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)

1740-03-06

Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)

1740-08-15

Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)

1741-04-08

Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)

1742-03-19

Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch literary/poet

1743-07-14

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)

1743-12-23

Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)

1744-08-25

Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet

1745-02-20

Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)

1746-03-27

Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)

1746-08-08

Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)

1746-09-04

Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised

1749-01-16

Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)

1750-09-05

Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)

1750-10-31

Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet

1750-11-07

Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)

1751-02-20

Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)

1752-01-02

Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)

1752-11-20

Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

1753-02-06

Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

1753-05-08

Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.

1754-02-19

Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)

1754-06-16

Salawat Yulayev, Bashkir national hero, poet (d. 1800)

1754-12-24

George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)

1756-09-07

Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)

1757-03-16

Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)

1757-11-12

Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Zealand poet

1757-11-28

William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (d. 1827)

1759-01-25

Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)

1759-11-10

Frederich von Schiller, Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy) (d. 1805)

1761-01-23

Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)

1761-12-24

Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)

1762-09-24

William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets)

1763-05-11

János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)

1763-07-30

Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)

1764-01-01

John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)

1764-02-11

Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)

1765-06-06

Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant/poet (Dwingelandij)

1767-01-24

Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

1767-09-05

August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic

1768-09-04

Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)

1769-02-09

Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)

1770-04-07

William Wordsworth, England, poet laureate (Prelude)

1771-08-15

Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)

1771-12-26

Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)

1772-04-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)

1772-10-21

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England, poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)

1774-08-12

Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson

1774-09-08

Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet

1775-02-10

Charles Lamb, London England, critic/poet/essayist

1777-02-12

Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)

1777-07-27

Thomas Campbell, poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic)

1777-10-18

Heinrich von Kleist, Germany, dramatist/poet (Penthesilea)

1777-12-14

Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)

1778-01-26

Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)

1778-02-06

Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)

1778-09-08

Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842)

1779-05-28

Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)

1779-08-01

Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer pf the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner"

1779-11-14

Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)

1781-01-26

Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

1781-03-17

Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)

1781-11-29

Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)

1782-10-11

Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)

1783-01-12

Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)

1783-01-29

Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]

1783-02-09

Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)

1783-12-11

Max von Schenkendorf, German poet

1784-02-27

Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)

1784-07-27

Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)

1784-12-07

Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)

1785-03-07

Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)

1786-06-20

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)

1786-09-18

Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer

1788-01-22

Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)

1788-03-10

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)

1788-04-02

Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)

1788-05-16

Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866)

1790-01-09

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)

1790-01-19

Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)

1790-09-20

Francisco Acuna the Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas)

1791-09-23

Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)

1791-10-26

Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity)

1791-12-14

Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)

1792-08-04

Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)

1793-07-03

John Claire, England, poet

1793-07-13

John Clare, Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)

1793-09-25

Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet

1794-11-03

William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)

1795-10-31

John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821)

1796-02-01

Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)

1796-09-19

Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)

1796-12-19

Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright

1796-12-27

Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)

1797-10-13

William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

1797-12-13

Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)

1798-01-29

Henry Neele, London, poet

1798-04-08

Dionysios Solomos, poet

1798-06-29

Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)

1798-12-24

Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)

1799-03-07

Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)

1799-03-20

Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)

1799-05-23

Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)

1799-06-06

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)

1799-11-29

Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)

1800-03-02

Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)

1800-10-25

Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)

1800-12-03

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)

1800-12-04

Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)

1800-12-17

Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary)

1801-11-24

Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)

1802-06-02

Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic

1802-07-26

Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

1802-08-13

Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)

1802-08-14

Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)

1803-01-15

Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)

1803-06-30

Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet

1803-10-11

Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)

1803-11-18

Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet

1803-12-05

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)

1804-01-21

Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)

1804-01-31

Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic

1804-02-05

Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet

1804-05-01

Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)

1804-08-30

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]

1804-09-08

Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)

1804-09-11

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]

1806-01-05

Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)

1806-03-06

Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Coxhoe Hall England, poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)

1806-06-13

Bernard ter Haar, Dutch vicar/poet/church historian

1807-02-27

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)

1807-03-07

Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)

1807-04-01

Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic

1807-12-17

John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)

1807-12-22

Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)

1808-03-12

Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet

1808-03-25

Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)

1809-01-01

John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)

1809-02-07

Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)

1809-06-15

François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)

1809-07-08

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)

1809-08-06

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Somersby, England, Poet Laureate of Great Britain

1809-08-23

Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)

1810-03-10

Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)

1810-06-30

Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slovenian/Croatian poet (illyrism)

1810-12-25

Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)

1811-08-31

Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)

1811-11-07

Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet)

1812-01-13

Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)

1812-05-07

Robert Browning, London England, poet (Pied Piper)

1812-05-23

Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)

1812-11-04

Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)

1813-08-05

Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet

1813-11-13

Peter II Petrovic Njegos, poet/ruler of Montenegro (1830-51)

1813-11-30

Hermann Kurz, German author/poet

1813-11-30

Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)

1814-02-25

Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]

1814-03-09

Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine, national poet/painter/prof of Kiev [NS]

1814-10-03

Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)

1814-11-08

Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)

1815-04-24

Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)

1816-04-22

Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)

1817-01-14

Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)

1817-02-21

Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)

1817-03-02

Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)

1817-03-29

Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet

1817-05-14

Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)

1817-08-24

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)

1817-09-05

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]

1817-09-24

Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)

1818-04-06

Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)

1818-05-01

Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet

1818-10-28

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]

1818-11-09

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]

1819-01-01

Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold

1819-02-22

James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist

1819-05-31

Walt Whitman, West Hills New York, American poet (Leaves of Grass)

1819-12-18

Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)

1819-12-23

Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)

1820-01-17

Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)

1820-01-22

Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet

1820-03-17

Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)

1820-04-26

Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)

1820-08-13

Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)

1820-12-05

Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)

1821-02-15

Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet

1821-03-19

William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)

1821-04-09

Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)

1821-06-04

Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)

1821-07-21

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat

1821-09-24

Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)

1821-12-10

Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)

1822-02-13

Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet

1822-03-13

Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet

1822-12-24

Matthew Arnold, Laleham, Middlesex, poet/critic (Dover Beach), (d. 1888)

1823-01-01

Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)

1823-07-23

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet

1824-01-08

Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)

1824-03-15

Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)

1824-04-05

Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)

1824-09-04

Phoebe Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary)

1824-09-28

Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)

1825-01-11

Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878

1826-03-20

Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor

1826-05-03

Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet

1826-08-07

Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)

1827-04-16

Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)

1827-09-05

Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)

1828-02-12

George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)

1828-05-12

Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure

1828-12-23

Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)

1829-01-21

Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet

1829-11-21

Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet

1830-03-08

João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)

1830-03-24

Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)

1830-03-26

Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer

1830-04-05

Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)

1830-05-06

Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest/poet

1830-05-25

Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)

1830-09-08

Frederic Mistral, Maillane, France, Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), (d. 1914)

1830-12-05

Christina Rossetti, London, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away)

1830-12-10

Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems), (d. 1886)

1831-04-08

Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet

1832-04-15

Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)

1832-10-12

Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)

1833-02-07

Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)

1834-03-24

William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist

1834-07-01

Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)

1834-10-10

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)

1834-11-10

Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro)

1835-01-17

Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist

1835-01-18

Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet

1835-05-30

Alfred Austin, Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)

1836-02-17

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)

1836-05-17

Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)

1836-11-18

William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1837-01-04

Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)

1837-02-24

Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d.1885)

1837-04-05

Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)

1837-04-10

Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)

1838-03-31

Leon Dierx, French poet

1838-06-17

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram)

1839-03-16

René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)

1839-04-18

Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)

1839-11-16

Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)

1840-01-18

Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer

1840-03-18

William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)

1840-06-02

Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)

1840-06-03

Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)

1840-09-09

Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer

1840-11-15

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]

1840-11-25

Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)

1840-11-27

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [OS=11/15]

1840-12-11

Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

1841-03-07

Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)

1841-05-22

Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)

1841-07-23

Edward John Armstrong, poet

1841-08-17

Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet

1842-01-12

Francois Coppee, French poet

1842-02-03

Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)

1842-03-10

Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif

1842-03-18

Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)

1842-04-18

Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portugal, poet (Beatrice)

1842-04-25

Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)

1842-06-02

Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher

1842-10-01

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)

1842-12-22

Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet

1843-07-31

Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)

1843-12-21

Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)

1843-12-24

Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)

1844-03-30

Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)

1844-06-03

Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet

1844-07-28

Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)

1844-08-29

Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)

1844-10-23

Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)

1845-04-24

Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)

1845-07-18

Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)

1845-08-10

Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)

1846-03-11

Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet

1846-05-25

Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)

1847-03-14

Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)

1848-01-05

Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet

1848-02-04

[Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)

1848-04-12

José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)

1848-08-12

Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)

1849-02-02

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)

1849-02-04

Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)

1849-07-22

Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)

1849-08-23

William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)

1849-08-27

Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)

1849-10-07

James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)

1850-01-15

Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)

1850-02-20

Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)

1850-06-27

Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)

1850-07-18

Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)

1850-09-09

Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi

1850-11-05

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)

1852-03-15

Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress

1852-04-23

Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)

1853-01-11

Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)

1853-01-28

Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician

1853-12-14

Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)

1854-10-20

Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)

1855-02-25

Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)

1855-04-09

Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet

1855-05-21

Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)

1855-09-01

Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)

1855-12-31

Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet

1856-01-09

Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)

1856-01-09

Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)

1856-03-04

Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)

1856-08-20

Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]

1857-03-22

Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)

1857-06-02

Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Denmark, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917)

1858-04-04

Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)

1858-06-01

William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)

1858-08-02

William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)

1858-09-27

Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)

1859-01-13

Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)

1859-03-26

A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)

1859-05-06

Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)

1859-05-26

Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)

1859-06-10

Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)

1859-07-06

Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)

1859-10-15

Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)

1859-12-21

Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)

1860-08-16

Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)

1860-12-23

Harriet Monroe, Chicago, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I)

1861-04-15

Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)

1861-05-06

Rabindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)

1861-09-17

Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)

1861-11-21

Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet

1862-02-17

Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)

1862-03-02

John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)

1862-05-05

Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)

1862-06-01

Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)

1862-06-06

Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet

1862-07-24

Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)

1862-08-29

Maurice Maeterlinck, Ghent Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), (d. 1949)

1862-11-04

Eden Phillpotts, England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

1863-02-17

Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)

1863-03-12

Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet

1863-04-29

Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)

1863-06-10

Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)

1863-06-18

George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)

1863-08-14

Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)

1863-12-16

George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)

1864-02-06

John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)

1864-02-17

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)

1864-03-18

Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)

1864-04-30

Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)

1864-07-20

Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)

1864-10-14

Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)

1864-11-26

Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)

1865-02-12

Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)

1865-02-28

Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)

1865-05-15

Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)

1865-06-11

Jan H Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam)

1865-06-13

William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)

1865-09-11

Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)

1865-11-27

Jose Asunción Silva, Colombia, poet (Nocturno III)

1866-02-16

Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]

1866-02-28

Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]

1866-04-11

Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)

1867-01-18

Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)

1867-03-15

Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)

1867-06-17

Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)

1867-07-24

Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. the same day 1908)

1867-08-02

Ernest C Dowson, British poet

1867-08-16

Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)

1867-09-07

Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)

1867-10-14

Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads)

1868-03-20

Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)

1868-04-01

Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)

1868-07-12

Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)

1868-08-06

Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)

1868-12-02

Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)

1869-07-08

William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)

1869-08-10

Lawrence Binyon, Vienna Austria, poet (Symbolic Wounds)

1869-08-23

Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)

1869-12-22

Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)

1869-12-24

Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)

1870-02-03

Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

1870-02-20

Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)

1870-03-04

Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)

1870-08-27

Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet

1870-10-16

Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist

1870-10-22

Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)

1870-12-10

Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)

1870-12-20

Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)

1871-02-05

Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)

1871-04-03

Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)

1871-04-16

John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)

1871-04-20

William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)

1871-06-17

Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

1871-11-01

Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)

1872-02-01

Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose

1872-06-27

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)

1872-11-09

Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)

1872-11-30

John McCrae, Guelph Ontario, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields)

1873-01-09

Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Hebrew poet (d. 1934)

1873-01-20

Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

1873-02-22

Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher

1873-03-04

Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)

1873-10-29

Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman

1873-12-01

Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)

1874-01-16

Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)

1874-01-25

[William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)

1874-02-01

Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist

1874-02-09

Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)

1874-03-20

Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)

1874-03-26

Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

1874-05-27

Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)

1875-07-26

Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)

1875-10-11

Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)

1875-10-31

Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)

1875-11-22

Georges Rency, Belgian poet

1875-12-04

Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)

1875-12-06

Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)

1875-12-15

Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)

1876-03-04

Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)

1876-07-12

Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)

1876-08-14

Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)

1876-09-07

C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)

1876-09-18

Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)

1876-12-04

Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)

1877-02-17

Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)

1877-02-21

Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist

1877-02-26

Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)

1877-03-10

David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet

1877-06-11

Renee Vivien, English-born poet (d. 1909)

1877-07-02

Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)

1877-09-10

Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)

1877-11-09

Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher

1877-11-14

René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)

1877-12-22

Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet

1878-01-06

Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)

1878-01-16

Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)

1878-01-23

Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)

1878-03-10

Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)

1878-03-14

Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)

1878-06-01

John Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)

1878-07-06

Eino Leino, Finnish poet (d. 1926)

1878-07-29

Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)

1878-09-09

Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)

1878-10-24

Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram)

1878-11-14

Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)

1878-11-27

Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d.1948).

1878-12-07

Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)

1878-12-31

Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)

1879-06-02

Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)

1879-07-27

Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)

1879-10-02

Wallace Stevens, Reading Pa, poet (Ideas of Order)

1879-10-05

John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)

1879-11-10

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven)

1879-11-19

Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)

1879-12-24

Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)

1880-05-01

Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)

1880-08-22

Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)

1880-08-26

Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)

1880-09-16

Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)

1880-10-13

Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

1880-10-14

Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)

1880-11-16

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]

1880-11-28

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]

1880-12-28

Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet

1881-01-04

Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)

1881-01-09

Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)

1881-02-14

William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)

1881-02-16

Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)

1881-02-27

Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)

1881-08-20

Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman

1881-10-13

George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter

1881-10-30

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)

1881-11-28

Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity)

1881-12-08

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)

1881-12-24

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)

1881-12-31

Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)

1882-02-02

James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

1882-02-02

James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)

1882-06-01

John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)

1882-07-18

Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)

1882-10-19

Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

1882-12-11

Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)

1882-12-22

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright

1883-01-06

Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)

1883-01-10

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]

1883-01-21

Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet

1883-03-16

Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)

1883-03-27

Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)

1883-05-19

Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)

1883-07-29

Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)

1883-09-17

William Carlos Williams, American poet

1884-02-09

Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)

1884-02-14

Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)

1884-04-02

Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))

1884-05-21

Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)

1884-08-08

Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")

1884-11-05

James Elroy Flecker, English poet/dramatist (Hassan)

1884-11-10

Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/author (Bird Phoenix)

1885-01-05

Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)

1885-08-18

Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)

1885-08-20

Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)

1885-08-26

Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

1885-09-11

David Herbert Lawrence (DH), Eastwood Nottinghamshire, poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover) (d. 1930)

1885-10-01

Louis Untermeyer, NYC, poet/critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems)

1885-10-11

Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)

1885-10-28

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

1885-10-30

Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

1885-12-19

F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)

1886-01-02

Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)

1886-01-03

John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)

1886-03-03

Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)

1886-04-15

Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)

1886-04-26

Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)

1886-08-10

Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement

1886-09-08

Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)

1886-10-24

Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)

1886-12-01

Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)

1886-12-06

Joyce Kilmer, New Brunswick, New Jersey, poet (Trees), (d. 1918)

1887-01-10

Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)

1887-01-22

Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)

1887-01-25

Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)

1887-02-03

Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)

1887-05-10

Jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)

1887-05-31

Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]

1887-06-20

Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)

1887-06-22

Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)

1887-08-03

Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)

1887-09-01

Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer

1887-09-15

Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet

1887-09-16

Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor

1887-10-12

Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)

1887-11-03

Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)

1887-11-15

Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)

1888-02-06

Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)

1888-04-06

Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)

1888-04-15

Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)

1888-04-30

John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)

1888-05-23

Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)

1888-06-05

Raden Mas Nato Suroto, Indonesia, poet (Melatiknoppen)

1888-06-13

Fernando A Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet

1888-06-15

Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)

1888-07-13

Fernando A N de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Mensagem)

1888-09-26

T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

1888-10-31

Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)

1888-11-16

Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)

1889-01-30

Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)

1889-02-19

Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)

1889-05-17

Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)

1889-06-23

Anna Akhmatova, Bolshoy Fontan near Odessa. Russian poet (d. 1966)

1889-08-05

Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)

1889-08-06

John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)

1889-12-08

W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)

1890-02-10

Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

1890-10-21

Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)

1890-11-25

Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)

1891-01-03

Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

1891-01-15

Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)

1891-01-28

Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)

1891-03-31

Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)

1891-04-19

Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)

1891-05-03

Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)

1891-05-04

Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)

1891-07-05

Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)

1891-07-08

Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)

1891-12-09

Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)

1891-12-10

leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

1892-02-04

E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)

1892-02-22

Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1892-03-09

Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)

1892-03-09

Vita Sackville-West, England, novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener

1892-03-16

Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)

1892-03-18

Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)

1892-05-07

Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)

1892-05-21

John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)

1892-05-29

Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)

1892-06-11

Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic

1892-07-21

Anton Schnack, German writer/poet

1892-08-11

Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)

1892-10-09

Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)

1892-10-27

Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)

1892-12-06

F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

1892-12-21

Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)

1893-02-26

Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]

1893-03-18

Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)

1893-03-21

Geoffrey Dearmer, poet

1893-04-29

Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet

1893-06-04

Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)

1893-06-29

Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter

1893-07-07

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[NS=7/19]

1893-07-19

Vladimir Mayakovsky, Soviet Georgia, poet (Ode to Revolution)[OS=7/7]

1893-07-20

Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)

1893-09-26

Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)

1893-10-27

Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)

1894-01-02

Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)

1894-04-20

Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)

1894-08-17

Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)

1894-09-13

Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)

1894-10-14

E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), Cambridge Massachusetts, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)

1895-01-24

Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)

1895-01-29

Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)

1895-05-09

Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)

1895-07-24

Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

1895-09-21

Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)

1895-09-22

Babette Deutsch, US poet (Animal vegetable mineral)

1895-11-16

Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)

1895-12-14

Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)

1895-12-19

Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)

1896-01-18

Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)

1896-02-19

André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)

1896-02-22

Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)

1896-04-04

Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)

1896-07-01

Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]

1896-08-17

Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)

1896-10-03

Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)

1896-10-12

Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)

1896-10-30

Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)

1896-11-01

Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)

1896-12-22

Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet

1897-01-15

Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)

1897-01-16

Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)

1897-03-13

Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)

1897-04-20

Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)

1897-11-07

Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955

1897-11-15

Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)

1898-02-18

Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)

1898-05-02

Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)

1898-05-18

Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)

1898-06-05

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)

1898-06-25

Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet

1898-08-15

Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)

1898-09-15

John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)

1898-10-17

Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)

1898-10-22

Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)

1898-11-12

Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)

1898-11-15

Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)

1898-12-05

Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)

1898-12-11

Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)

1899-03-04

Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)

1899-03-08

Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)

1899-03-13

Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)

1899-03-25

Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)

1899-05-24

Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)

1899-05-25

Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)

1899-07-21

Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)

1899-09-30

Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic

1899-10-19

Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

1899-11-02

Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet

1899-11-04

Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)

1899-11-17

Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)

1899-11-19

Allen Tate, US, poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)

1900-01-29

Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)

1900-02-22

Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1963)

1900-03-01

Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)

1900-05-25

Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)

1900-05-27

Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)

1900-06-03

Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)

1900-06-07

Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)

1900-07-12

Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)

1900-07-20

Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)

1900-12-21

Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)

1901-02-28

Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)

1901-03-04

Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)

1901-03-05

Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)

1901-03-29

Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet

1901-06-22

Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), Wolmaransstad, Transvaal, poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch

1901-07-17

Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)

1901-08-20

Salvatore Quasimodo, Naples Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959), (d. 1968)

1901-09-02

Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)

1901-09-23

Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)

1901-10-02

[Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)

1901-10-28

Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)

1902-02-01

Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

1902-02-10

Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

1902-04-01

Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)

1902-05-11

Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)

1902-07-28

Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)

1902-08-19

Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)

1902-09-20

Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)

1902-10-13

Arna Bontemps, Louisiana, American poet (100 years of negro freedom)

1902-10-31

Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)

1902-11-01

Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat)

1902-11-02

Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)

1903-01-17

Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)

1903-02-04

Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)

1903-03-03

Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)

1903-03-30

Countee Cullen, US poet (Color, Ballad of the Brown Girl)

1903-05-30

Countee Cullen, Balt Md, poet (Black Christ & Other Poems)

1903-08-27

Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)

1903-12-16

Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)

1904-01-21

Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)

1904-02-21

Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet

1904-03-18

Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

1904-04-01

Juan Gil-Albert, poet

1904-04-27

Cecil Day-Lewis, England, poet laureate/detective (Nicholas Blake)

1904-04-27

Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)

1904-05-06

Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)

1904-05-13

Alfred Earle Birney, poet

1904-05-22

Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)

1904-07-12

Pablo Neruda, Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)

1904-10-21

Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)

1905-01-08

Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet

1905-01-23

Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)

1905-02-28

Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian

1905-03-09

Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)

1905-03-21

Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)

1905-03-22

Phyllis McGinley, poet

1905-04-11

József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)

1905-04-22

Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)

1905-04-24

Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)

1905-05-20

Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)

1905-06-08

Brian Coffey, poet

1905-06-29

Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)

1905-07-29

Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)

1905-08-20

Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)

1905-09-16

Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)

1905-11-17

Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)

1905-12-16

Piet Hein, poet/inventor

1905-12-22

Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)

1906-01-06

Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)

1906-04-06

John Betjeman, English Poet Laureate 1972-1984 (Mount Zion)

1906-04-08

Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)

1906-06-12

Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)

1906-06-27

Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)

1906-08-28

John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)

1906-09-04

Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)

1906-09-05

Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [NS=Sept 18]

1906-09-18

Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]

1906-09-27

William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)

1906-10-09

Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)

1906-11-02

Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)

1906-12-25

Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet

1907-02-02

Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic

1907-02-21

Wystan Hugh Auden, US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)

1907-04-23

Elizabeth Lee Miller, The Blood of a Poet

1907-05-11

Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)

1907-06-04

Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)

1907-06-14

René Char, French poet/painter

1907-06-24

Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)

1907-07-07

Helene Johnson, poet

1907-09-12

Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)

1907-10-21

Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)

1907-10-28

John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)

1907-11-07

Maurits Mok, Dutch author/poet (Cheese & Bread Game)

1907-12-21

Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)

1907-12-23

Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)

1908-01-23

Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist

1908-05-25

Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)

1908-10-01

Kay Cavendish, Poet's Pub

1908-10-09

Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)

1908-12-18

Irina Volodko, Poet i tsar

1908-12-27

Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)

1909-02-03

M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)

1909-02-14

A Moses Klein, Montreal, poet (Hath Not a Jew...)

1909-02-28

Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)

1909-03-03

Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator

1909-05-01

Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet

1909-05-24

Guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)

1909-06-30

Juan Bosch, poet/pres of Dominican Republic (1962-63)

1909-07-04

Lynette Roberts, poet

1909-09-28

Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]

1909-10-10

Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet

1909-12-12

Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer

1909-12-28

Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)

1910-01-02

Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)

1910-01-07

Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)

1910-02-17

Ai Qing, poet

1910-03-09

Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)

1910-05-16

Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)

1910-06-21

Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet (d. 1971)

1910-08-05

[Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)

1910-10-12

Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)

1910-10-30

Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spain, poet (Viento del Pueblo)

1910-11-14

Norman MacCaig, poet

1910-12-19

Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist

1910-12-27

Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)

1911-02-08

Elizabeth Bishop, US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)

1911-02-28

Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)

1911-09-09

Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)

1911-10-26

Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet

1911-11-02

Odysseus Elytis Alepoudellis, Greece, poet (Nobel 1979)

1911-11-09

Tabish Dehlvi, Pakistani poet (d. 2004)

1911-11-12

William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian

1911-11-18

Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)

1911-11-28

Václav Renč, Czech poet (d. 1973)

1911-12-08

Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)

1911-12-11

Vincent Henry Kemp, poet

1911-12-13

Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

1912-02-11

Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)

1912-03-12

Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)

1912-05-29

John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)

1912-06-13

Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)

1912-09-10

Brother William Oliver Antoninus Everson, poet

1912-10-10

Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist

1913-01-19

Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)

1913-01-30

Sofia Tuibayeva, A Poet's Fate

1913-02-14

Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)

1913-02-26

George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)

1913-03-29

R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)

1913-06-03

Pedro Mir, Dominican Poet Laureate (d. 2000)

1913-06-26

Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)

1913-07-10

Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (d. 1985)

1913-07-15

Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.

1913-07-27

Eva Jones, poet/novelist

1913-07-27

Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)

1913-08-04

Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)

1913-10-19

Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)

1913-12-08

Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)

1913-12-15

Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)

1914-02-07

David Ignatow, US poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)

1914-04-22

Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)

1914-05-12

Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer

1914-06-26

Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)

1914-09-05

Nicanor Parra, Chilean poet (Defense of Violeta Parra)

1914-09-12

Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (d. 1988)

1914-10-25

John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)

1914-10-27

Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)

1915-01-29

Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)

1915-01-31

Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)

1915-03-23

Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar

1915-04-10

Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)

1915-07-02

Bert Decorte, Flemish poet

1915-07-07

Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)

1915-10-04

Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)

1915-10-07

Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]

1915-11-01

Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet

1916-01-22

Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)

1916-02-02

Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)

1916-02-04

Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)

1916-05-03

Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)

1916-05-26

Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999)

1916-06-24

John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)

1916-08-01

Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

1916-08-03

Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)

1916-09-17

Ove J Abildgaard, Danish poet (Uglegylp)

1916-12-17

Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)

1917-01-22

Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright

1917-03-01

Robert Lowell, Boston, Massachusetts, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean)

1917-03-14

Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet

1917-06-07

Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)

1917-09-10

Franfo Fortini, poet

1917-09-12

Christian Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor/artist

1917-10-01

René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)

1918-01-16

Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)

1918-01-30

Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer

1918-05-30

Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)

1918-06-06

Tom Scott, poet/editor

1918-06-28

Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)

1918-07-06

Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch journalist/poet (Crossing)

1918-08-07

Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter

1919-01-30

Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)

1919-03-24

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind)

1919-07-01

Hans Bender, German poet

1919-07-19

Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)

1919-07-25

Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)

1919-08-31

Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)

1919-09-26

Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and researcher

1919-11-02

Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)

1919-11-30

Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)

1920-02-10

Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)

1920-02-23

David Wright, poet

1920-03-01

Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)

1920-03-11

D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)

1920-04-17

Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)

1920-04-22

Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)

1920-04-27

Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet

1920-05-15

Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet

1920-06-08

Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)

1920-06-15

Amy Clampitt, poet

1920-07-02

Eliseo Diego, latin American poet

1920-08-22

Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)

1920-08-30

Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)

1920-09-07

Harri Webb, poet

1920-09-12

Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)

1920-10-09

Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)

1920-11-23

Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)

1920-11-26

Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)

1920-12-07

Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)

1921-03-01

Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)

1921-04-13

Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)

1921-04-25

Jean Mogin, Belgian poet

1921-05-09

Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)

1921-09-25

Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet

1921-10-17

George Mackey Brown, poet

1921-10-20

Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)

1921-10-22

Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer

1922-01-03

Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter

1922-01-22

Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)

1922-05-27

Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)

1922-06-09

John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)

1922-06-29

Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia/Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue)

1922-07-17

Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic

1922-09-17

Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]

1922-09-23

Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator

1923-01-15

Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)

1923-01-16

Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)

1923-02-02

James Dickey, Atlanta, poet/actor (Deliverance)

1923-02-09

Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)

1923-02-23

Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet

1923-03-27

Louis Simpson, Jamaican/US poet (Good News of Death), (d. 2012)

1923-03-30

Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)

1923-03-30

Milton Acorn, In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet

1923-04-23

James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)

1923-07-02

Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Poland, poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)

1923-08-03

Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet

1923-09-20

Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997)

1923-09-22

Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer

1923-10-24

Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)

1924-01-01

Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet

1924-02-12

Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)

1924-05-03

Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)

1924-05-15

Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist

1924-07-19

Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)

1924-07-20

Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)

1924-08-17

John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)

1924-08-27

David Rowbotham, Australian poet

1924-09-15

Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)

1924-09-28

Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet

1924-11-25

Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.

1925-02-13

Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author

1925-03-10

Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)

1925-03-14

John Barrington Wain, England, novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)

1925-04-02

George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)

1925-04-04

Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)

1925-05-04

Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)

1925-06-15

Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)

1925-08-10

Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher

1925-10-28

Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)

1925-12-12

Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)

1926-01-05

William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet

1926-01-20

Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist

1926-01-26

Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator

1926-02-02

Nydia M E Ecury, Arubian poet/actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera)

1926-02-21

Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)

1926-03-03

James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)

1926-05-21

Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)

1926-06-03

Allen Ginsberg, Newark, New Jersey, American beat poet (Howl)

1926-06-25

Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet

1926-08-28

Beverly Blossom, Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom

1926-09-26

Buland Al Haidary, poet

1926-11-23

Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)

1926-12-23

Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)

1927-01-08

Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator

1927-02-24

David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician

1927-03-13

Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet

1927-06-07

Martin Carter, poet/critic

1927-06-15

Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)

1927-07-20

Simin Behbahani, Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty

1927-07-28

John Ashbery, American poet

1927-08-08

Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)

1927-09-30

W. S. Merwin, American poet

1928-01-08

Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)

1928-01-10

Philip Levine, American poet

1928-04-04

Maya Angelou, [Marguerite Johnson], St Louis, poet/actress (Nyo-Roots)

1928-04-23

Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet

1928-07-26

Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)

1928-09-20

Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate

1928-09-29

Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet

1928-10-07

Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (d. 1980)

1928-11-04

Hannah Weiner American experimental poet

1928-11-09

Anne Sexton, Newton Mass, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967)

1928-9-30

Piri Thomas, Every Child Is Born a Poet

1929-02-16

Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)

1929-02-28

John Montague, Irish poet

1929-04-01

Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)

1929-04-25

Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)

1929-05-20

Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet

1929-07-07

Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)

1929-07-28

Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert

1929-08-21

X. J. Kennedy, American poet

1929-08-29

Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)

1929-10-28

John Hollander, American poet

1930-01-23

Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)

1930-02-28

Bruce Dawe, Australian poet

1930-03-26

Gregory Corso, beat poet (Happy Birthday of Death, Long Live Man)

1930-03-28

Amelia Rosselli, poet

1930-05-07

Horst Bienek, German poet

1930-05-08

Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)

1930-05-23

Friedrich Achleitner, German poet

1930-06-20

Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet

1930-08-10

Saeedi Sirjani, poet

1930-08-17

Ted Hughes, Mytholmroyd Yorkshire, British Poet Laureate (1984-1998)

1930-09-23

Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d.1996)

1930-09-24

Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)

1930-10-10

Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)

1930-11-13

Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet

1930-12-25

Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (d.1986)

1931-01-25

Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio

1931-04-10

Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet

1931-04-12

Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)

1931-05-16

Peter Levi, poet/writer

1931-06-08

Ivan V Lali, poet

1931-09-25

Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)

1931-12-14

Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)

1932-03-18

John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)

1932-04-10

Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)

1932-06-18

Geoffrey Hill, English poet

1932-06-20

Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)

1932-08-03

Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet

1932-10-15

Riekus Waskowsky, poet

1932-10-27

Sylvia Plath, Boston Massachusetts, American poet (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar)

1932-11-28

Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)

1932-12-28

Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer

1933-01-08

Ko Un, Korean poet

1933-02-23

Donna J Stone, poet

1933-02-27

Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic

1933-03-20

Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet

1933-03-29

Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet

1933-03-31

Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)

1933-05-12

Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet

1933-07-18

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Zima Russia, poet (Bratsk Station)

1933-12-17

Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet

1934-01-24

Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)

1934-02-10

Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet

1934-04-11

Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)

1934-05-01

Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)

1934-08-04

Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet

1934-08-05

Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer

1934-09-09

Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)

1934-09-14

Hans Faverey, Dutch poet

1934-10-07

Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], US, poet/writer

1935-01-18

Jon Stallworthy, English poet

1935-01-28

Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)

1935-01-30

Richard Brautigan, Tacoma Washington, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America)

1935-04-16

Sarah Kirsch, German poet

1935-08-25

Charles Wright, American poet

1935-08-26

Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)

1935-09-10

Mary Oliver, American poet

1935-09-21

Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)

1935-11-07

Willibrordus S Rendra, Indonesia, poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina)

1935-11-28

Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)

1936-01-27

Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

1936-02-18

Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist

1936-03-01

Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)

1936-05-10

Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)

1936-06-16

August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator

1936-06-27

Lucille Clifton, American poet

1936-07-09

June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)

1936-11-04

C. K. Williams, American poet

1936-11-17

Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)

1937-04-10

Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet

1937-05-30

Arthur C Jacobs, poet

1937-08-03

Diane Wakoski, Whittier, California, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal)

1937-10-11

R. H. W. Dillard, American poet

1937-11-09

Roger McCough, British poet

1938-01-31

Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)

1938-05-09

Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States

1938-05-25

Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)

1938-11-13

Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)

1939-01-10

Jared Carter, American poet

1939-01-12

Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)

1939-01-21

Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)

1939-03-03

Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)

1939-04-13

Seamus Heaney, poet, (d. 2013)

1939-04-25

Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate

1939-07-02

Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet

1939-07-26

Wopko Jensma, Middelburg, Eastern Province, South African poet and graphic designer

1939-09-15

Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter

1939-09-27

Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer

1939-11-18

Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

1940-01-17

Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)

1940-04-06

Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)

1940-05-06

Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)

1940-10-20

Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

1941-02-19

Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)

1941-03-13

Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)

1941-03-22

Billy Collins, American poet

1941-04-28

Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet

1942-04-13

Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.

1942-11-19

Sharon Olds, American poet

1943-02-08

Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University

1943-03-20

Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer

1943-04-22

Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate

1943-06-07

Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)

1943-07-16

Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (d. 1990)

1943-11-27

Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet

1943-12-08

Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)

1944-01-29

Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)

1944-01-31

Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)

1944-02-21

Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)

1944-03-30

Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)

1944-05-28

Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)

1944-06-27

Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)

1944-09-05

Dario Bellezza, poet

1944-11-12

Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)

1944-11-24

Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)

1945-01-17

Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter

1945-04-02

Anne Waldman, American poet

1945-06-21

Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet

1945-09-27

Kay Ryan, American poet

1945-10-26

Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author

1946-05-28

Satchidanandan, Indian poet

1946-08-05

Ron Silliman, American poet

1946-08-25

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author

1946-11-29

Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet

1946-12-10

Thomas Lux, American poet

1947-01-30

Les Barker, English poet

1947-02-03

Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)

1947-03-03

Clifton Snider, American poet and writer

1947-03-14

Pam Ayres, British poet

1947-04-06

Tatyana Ignatova, Sing Your Song, Poet

1947-05-01

Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer

1947-05-23

Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)

1947-10-26

Trevor Joyce, Irish poet

1947-11-30

Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet

1948-07-06

Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet

1948-10-07

Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist

1948-10-25

Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer

1949-01-25

John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet

1949-02-16

Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)

1949-04-01

Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)

1949-04-25

James Fenton, British poet

1949-11-23

Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)

1950-01-20

Edward Hirsch. American poet

1950-06-21

Anne Carson, Canadian poet

1950-07-28

Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet

1950-11-11

Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet

1950-12-24

Dana Gioia, American poet

1951-01-01

Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet

1951-04-22

Ana María Shua, Argentine poet

1951-06-20

Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet

1951-10-04

Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet

1952-03-12

Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist

1952-06-20

Vikram Seth, Indian poet

1952-08-28

Rita Dove, American poet

1952-10-06

Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer

1952-10-21

Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist

1952-10-26

Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate

1952-11-03

Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor

1953-04-28

Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet

1953-07-06

Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)

1953-08-10

Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer

1953-10-01

John Hegley, British poet

1954-03-24

Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)

1954-08-15

Mary Jo Salter, American poet

1955-04-09

Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist

1956-03-05

Marco Paolini, Shun Li and the Poet

1956-05-20

William Michaelian, American novelist and poet

1956-11-26

Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)

1957-01-29

Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist

1957-04-10

John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)

1957-08-19

Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet

1957-11-18

Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet

1958-04-04

Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)

1958-08-04

Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer

1958-11-29

Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist

1959-01-12

Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper

1960-03-13

Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist

1960-09-02

John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist

1961-02-13

Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)

1961-05-04

Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet

1962-03-02

Michael Salinger, American poet

1962-05-13

Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet

1962-09-13

Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author

1963-09-17

Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator

1964-08-31

Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor

1965-03-23

Gary Whitehead, American poet

1965-11-23

Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian

1966-04-02

Supla, Noel: The Samba Poet

1966-11-18

Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

1967-03-10

Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist

1967-08-28

Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet

1967-10-13

Simon Williams, The Poet

1967-11-16

Craig Arnold, American poet

1968-07-12

Nikki Storm, The Poet of Fierce Secrets

1969-03-27

Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer

1971-10-03

Paul Poet, Empire Me: New Worlds Are Happening!

1972-03-17

Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)

1972-04-23

Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet

1972-11-20

Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

1973-01-01

Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.

1974-07-18

Alan Morrison, British poet

1976-03-23

Siva Rama Terra, Film for Blind Poet

1976-07-25

Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet

1976-10-29

Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet

1976-9-18

DeLeon Richards, The Poet

1977-06-29

Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet

1977-07-18

Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright

1980-01-16

Dominic Nila-Maxwell, Poet

1982-04-26

Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet

1985-12-20

Dániel Bálint, The Dead Poet

1989-11-29

James Jensen, The Happy Poet

1990-07-30

Adam Gonet, The Poet in Exile

Poet - Notable Weddings

William ShakespeareNov 28, 1582

John MiltonNov 12, 1656

Phillis WheatleyApr 1, 1778

William BlakeAug 18, 1782

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOct 4, 1795

Robert BrowningSep 12, 1846

Alfred TennysonJun 13, 1850

Frederic MistralSep 27, 1876

Rabindranath TagoreDec 9, 1883

Rudyard KiplingJan 18, 1893

Robert FrostDec 19, 1895

Paul Laurence DunbarMar 6, 1898

Joyce KilmerJun 9, 1908

Ezra PoundApr 20, 1914

D. H. LawrenceJul 13, 1914

TolkienMar 22, 1916

Arna BontempsAug 26, 1926

C. S. LewisApr 23, 1956

Ted HughesJun 16, 1956

Anne RiceOct 14, 1961

Poet - Weddings
Date Event
1582-11-28

Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

1656-11-12

English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

1662-02-24

English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

1735-07-09

Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior.

1778-04-01

Poet Phillis Wheatley (24) weds grocer and advocate for black rights John Peters

1782-08-18

Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

1795-10-04

"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Coleridge (22) marries Sarah Fricker

1795-10-04

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (22) weds Sara Fricker in Bristol, England

1802-10-04

English romantic poet William Wordsworth (32) marries childhood friend Mary Hutchinson

1810-08-08

Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.

1811-08-28

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

1815-01-02

Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22)by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham.

1816-12-30

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

1846-09-12

Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

1850-06-13

Poet laureate Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

1876-09-27

Poet Frederic Mistral (46) weds Marie Louise Aimee Rivière

1883-12-09

Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage

1893-01-18

British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London

1895-12-19

Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts

1898-03-06

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

1908-06-09

Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

1914-04-20

Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

1914-07-13

British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

1915-10-17

American born poet (The Waste Land) T. S (Thomas Sterns) Eliot (27) marries 1st wife Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27)

1916-03-22

British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

1917-10-21

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (52) weds Georgie Hyde-Lees (25)

1924-03-19

American poet e.e. (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries first wife Elaine Orr. The marriage lasts less than 9 months.

1926-08-26

Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

1929-05-01

American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton

1937-07-11

Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

1956-04-23

Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

1956-06-16

British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1961-10-14

Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

1961-10-14

Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Poet - Divorces
Date Event
1816-04-16

Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron signs Deed of Separation dissolving his marriage with Lady Byron at her request after 1 year of marriage

Poet - Notable Deaths

VirgilSep 21, -19

HoraceNov 27, 8

William ShakespeareApr 23, 1616

Walter RaleighOct 29, 1618

James VIMar 27, 1625

Ben JonsonAug 6, 1637

John MiltonNov 8, 1674

Alexander PopeMay 30, 1744

Phillis WheatleyDec 5, 1784

Robert BurnsJul 21, 1796

John KeatsFeb 23, 1821

William BlakeAug 12, 1827

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeJul 25, 1834

Edgar Allan PoeOct 7, 1849

Ralph Waldo EmersonApr 27, 1882

Emily DickinsonMay 15, 1886

Emma LazarusNov 19, 1887

Matthew ArnoldApr 15, 1888

Robert BrowningDec 12, 1889

Arthur RimbaudNov 10, 1891

Walt WhitmanMar 26, 1892

Alfred Lord TennysonOct 6, 1892

Paul Laurence DunbarFeb 9, 1906

Frederic MistralMar 25, 1914

John McCraeJan 28, 1918

Joyce KilmerJul 30, 1918

David Herbert LawrenceMar 2, 1930

Rabindranath TagoreAug 7, 1941

Boris PasternakMay 30, 1960

Hermann HesseAug 9, 1962

Robert FrostJan 29, 1963

Sylvia PlathFeb 11, 1963

Brendan BehanMar 20, 1964

T. S. EliotJan 4, 1965

Langston HughesMay 22, 1967

Salvatore QuasimodoJun 14, 1968

leonieMay 12, 1970

Ezra Loomis PoundNov 1, 1972

Arna BontempsJun 4, 1973

Pablo NerudaSep 23, 1973

Allen GinsbergApr 5, 1997

Ted HughesOct 28, 1998

Chinua AchebeMar 21, 2013

Seamus HeaneyAug 30, 2013

Poet - Deaths
Date Event
19

Virgil, Roman poet, dies at 50

BC
AD
8-11-27

Horace, Roman poet, dies at 56

17-01-02

Roman poet Ovid (in Latin: Publius Ovidius Naso), dies

65-04-30

Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)

521-07-17

Magnus Felix Ennodius, bishop and Latin poet (b. 474)

615-11-23

Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

709-05-25

Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, Bishop of Sherborne. English poet and scholar (b. cica 639)

826-11-11

Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies

912-04-06

Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71

965-09-23

Aboe a-Taia-H al-Moetanabbi, Arabic royal poet (Diwan), murdered

990-04-23

Ekkehart II, [Palatinus], monk to St-Gallen/poet, dies

1101-07-28

Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64

1123-12-04

Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)

1126-02-10

William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, poet (b. 1071)

1164-01-27

Abraham ibn Ezra, poet/philosopher, dies

1209-03-12

Djamal al-din Abu Mohammed Iljas Nizami, Persian poet, dies

1225-10-28

Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)

1236-12-23

Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies

1241-09-23

Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)

1253-07-08

Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies

1272-03-14

Re Enzo, Italian poet/son of Emp Frederik II von Hohenstaufen, dies

1273-12-17

Jalaluddin Muhammad Rumi, Rumi: Poet of the Heart

1292-12-09

Sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard, Rose Garden), dies

1294-05-03

Jan I, duke of Brabant/Limburg/poet, dies

1297-04-17

Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86

1304-05-23

Jehan de Lescurel, French poet and composer

1321-09-14

Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56

1324-02-26

Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies

1361-06-09

Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet, dies at 69

1374-07-18

Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69

1374-07-19

Francesco Petrarca, [Petracco], Italian mountaineer/poet, dies at 69

1375-12-21

Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies

1395-03-13

John Barbour, Scottish poet

1458-03-25

Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, Spanish marquis of Santillana/poet, dies

1458-06-29

Mapheus Vegius, [Maffeo Vegio], Italian lawyer/humanist/poet, dies

1459-03-03

Ausias March, Catalan poet, dies

1465-01-05

Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)

1472-03-27

Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37

1492-11-19

Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)

1494-12-20

Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet

1500-04-11

Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns

1501-01-03

Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59

1501-09-25

Dzore Drzic, Croatish poet, dies

1502-02-01

Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies

1520-09-21

Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies

1523-08-29

Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35

1524-01-05

Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73

1525-04-03

Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api), dies at 49

1529-06-21

John Skelton, English poet, dies at about 69

1530-04-24

Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies

1533-07-06

Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), dies at 57

1536-09-24

Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia), dies at 24

1536-10-14

Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

1540-10-04

Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies

1542-09-21

Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet

1542-10-06

Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)

1544-12-09

Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)

1547-01-19

Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29

1550-06-13

Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64

1552-06-10

Alexander Barclay, English poet

1556-03-19

Lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70

1556-04-18

Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61

1556-11-14

Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (b. 1504)

1560-11-07

Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies

1565-10-14

Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)

1566-04-25

Louise Labé, French poet

1566-09-27

Marcus A Vida, [Marcus Hieronymus], Italian humanist/poet/bishop, dies

1566-11-21

Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507)

1571-07-17

Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)

1572-11-23

Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)

1572-12-10

Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72

1577-10-07

George Gascoigne, English poet

1580-06-10

Luis Vaz de Camoes, Portugal's national poet (Os Lusiados), dies

1586-10-17

Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32

1588-06-18

Robert Crowley, English printer and poet

1588-11-01

Jean Daurat, French poet (b. 1508)

1590-11-29

Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)

1591-08-23

Luis de Leon, scholar/poet, dies

1591-12-14

Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint, dies

1595-02-21

Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged

1595-03-04

Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest

1595-04-25

Torquato Tasso, Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51

1595-05-25

Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)

1595-10-15

Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48

1595-11-29

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)

1596-07-29

Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84

1598-12-15

Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58

1599-01-13

Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46

1601-04-10

Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)

1602-02-03

Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62

1602-10-30

Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)

1604-04-04

Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies

1605-09-23

Pontus de Tyard, French poet

1606-10-05

Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)

1607-04-15

Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78

1607-10-26

Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52

1608-04-19

Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies

1609-12-04

Alexander Hume, Scottish poet

1611-06-08

Jean Bertaut, French poet (b. 1552)

1615-08-15

Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies

1616-04-23

William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

1616-08-08

Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68

1618-08-23

Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33

1618-09-28

Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

1618-10-29

Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

1619-03-01

Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53

1619-10-14

Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)

1620-02-19

Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam

1625-03-25

Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)

1625-03-27

James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

1626-02-28

Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51

1626-12-08

John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)

1627-04-19

John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)

1627-05-23

Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies

1627-07-19

Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41

1628-09-30

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)

1628-10-16

François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)

1630-04-29

Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)

1631-03-31

John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)

1631-12-23

Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)

1632-07-29

Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies

1633-03-01

George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39

1635-02-13

Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50

1635-08-27

Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

1637-08-06

Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

1637-10-14

Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)

1637-10-21

Laurens Reael, vice-governor of Ambon/poet/admiral, dies at 54

1638-02-28

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

1639-01-23

Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake

1639-03-22

Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies

1639-05-21

Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70

1639-08-20

Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41

1640-04-02

Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45

1641-01-11

Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)

1644-09-08

Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies

1645-08-31

Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)

1645-09-08

Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64

1646-08-28

Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53

1646-12-23

François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)

1647-05-21

Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65

1648-01-14

Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63

1648-01-23

Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40

1648-05-26

Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)

1648-07-31

Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60

1649-06-03

Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)

1649-08-25

Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36

1649-12-04

William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)

1650-10-21

Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies

1650-11-13

Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)

1651-10-27

Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies

1655-09-07

Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)

1658-04-29

John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)

1658-09-22

Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)

1658-10-26

Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies

1658-11-15

Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72

1659-04-15

Simon Dach, German poet, dies

1660-09-08

Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54

1661-10-26

Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies

1661-12-29

Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)

1662-03-30

François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)

1666-06-26

Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies

1666-06-30

Alexander Brome, British poet

1667-07-28

Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies

1668-04-07

William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)

1669-02-01

Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31

1669-03-10

John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)

1669-05-16

Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42

1672-04-22

Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73

1672-09-16

Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)

1673-03-15

Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57

1673-06-24

John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle

1674-01-11

Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58

1674-06-11

Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52

1674-08-13

Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35

1674-09-27

Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies

1674-10-27

Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)

1674-11-08

John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

1676-10-25

Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64

1677-07-09

Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies

1678-05-05

Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70

1678-08-16

Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57

1679-02-05

Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91

1679-07-08

Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies

1679-07-11

William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)

1680-07-26

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies

1680-09-25

Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies

1683-12-07

John Oldham, English poet (smallpox) (b. 1653)

1684-09-18

Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37

1685-10-12

Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59

1687-03-28

Constantine Huygens, diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90

1687-10-21

Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies

1689-08-21

William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier

1689-11-13

Philipp von Zesen, German poet (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70

1691-10-10

Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)

1692-11-19

Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright

1694-10-12

Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies

1695-04-13

Jean de La Fontaine, poet, dies

1695-04-14

Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73

1695-04-23

Henry Vaughan, poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72

1696-07-09

Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies

1697-11-02

Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried

1699-04-22

Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53

1700-05-01

John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies

1702-01-13

Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41

1703-10-14

Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)

1706-01-29

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)

1707-05-03

Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53

1707-06-24

Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74

1707-09-15

George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)

1707-09-24

Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)

1709-09-04

Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies

1711-02-10

Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22

1711-03-13

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)

1712-04-05

John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63

1712-04-10

Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77

1713-06-01

Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34

1714-03-27

Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80

1715-08-12

Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies

1716-02-19

Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)

1717-07-21

Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies

1718-12-06

Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (b. 1674)

1719-06-17

Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47

1720-06-27

Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)

1721-02-24

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)

1721-09-18

Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies

1721-10-04

Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36

1722-01-07

Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60

1726-05-14

John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies

1727-05-02

Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70

1729-01-04

Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies

1729-08-15

Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64

1730-07-16

Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies

1730-09-27

Laurence Eusden, English poet (b. 1688)

1732-12-04

John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47

1733-12-31

Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44

1735-04-05

Samuel Wesley, English poet (b. 1662)

1736-07-16

Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies

1737-02-20

Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies

1740-04-23

Thomas Tickell, poet, dies

1741-03-17

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)

1742-07-19

William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)

1743-04-30

Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies

1743-08-01

Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46

1744-05-30

Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

1744-07-14

Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28

1746-02-04

Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46

1747-01-16

Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)

1749-06-18

Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)

1751-05-24

William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies

1754-10-28

Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)

1757-11-12

Colley Cibber, English poet (b. 1671)

1758-01-07

Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71

1758-07-24

John Dyer, poet, dies

1759-06-12

William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37

1759-08-24

Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44

1760-12-14

Kacic Miosic, Croatian poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga), dies

1763-01-11

Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)

1763-01-29

Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)

1763-02-11

William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)

1763-08-09

John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47

1763-09-26

John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)

1763-10-17

Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76

1764-06-03

Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69

1765-04-05

Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81

1765-04-15

Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53

1767-07-15

Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)

1768-07-04

Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman/poet (Suicide), dies at 58

1768-08-17

Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)

1768-12-20

Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)

1769-04-03

Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71

1770-06-23

Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)

1770-08-24

Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies

1770-08-26

Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42

1771-05-21

Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)

1771-07-07

Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54

1771-07-30

Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54

1772-11-10

Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)

1774-04-04

Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17

1775-10-02

Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)

1777-06-16

Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)

1779-09-02

Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66

1780-02-18

Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)

1781-05-08

Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)

1781-11-04

Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)

1782-04-12

Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)

1784-12-05

Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

1785-10-30

Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54

1785-11-25

Richard Glover, British poet (b. 1712)

1785-12-29

Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)

1786-03-11

Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28

1788-04-22

Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies 46

1788-06-12

Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65

1788-10-13

Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)

1789-10-24

Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68

1790-05-21

Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies

1793-01-04

Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35

1794-07-25

Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies

1795-04-12

Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80

1795-07-31

Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54

1796-02-17

James Macpherson, poet, dies

1796-05-12

Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75

1796-07-21

Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

1798-04-11

Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (b. 1725)

1799-08-15

Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)

1799-10-05

Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68

1800-04-25

William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68

1800-09-29

Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)

1803-01-18

Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)

1803-02-09

Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)

1803-03-14

Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet, dies at 78

1803-04-02

Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56

1803-08-18

James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67

1803-12-18

Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59

1805-05-09

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45

1806-10-28

Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)

1808-07-29

Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies

1811-01-10

Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)

1811-07-28

Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies

1813-08-11

Henry James Pye, English poet (b. 1745)

1813-08-26

Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21

1815-12-20

Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75

1816-07-20

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)

1817-12-11

Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34

1819-12-05

Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (b. 1750)

1820-09-21

Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25)

1820-10-12

Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36

1821-02-23

John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

1822-07-08

Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29

1823-01-21

Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)

1823-02-07

Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58

1824-02-09

Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet, dies at 49

1824-04-19

George Gorden Noel "Lord" Byron, poet, dies at 36

1826-07-25

Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

1827-08-12

William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

1827-09-18

Robert Pollok, poet, dies

1827-10-10

Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49

1829-01-12

Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56

1831-01-04

Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37

1831-07-21

Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55

1831-12-18

Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75

1832-02-03

George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77

1832-09-21

Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies

1834-07-25

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, dies at 61

1834-10-19

Cornelis Loots, accountant/poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69

1835-05-16

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies

1835-11-16

Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48

1836-11-05

Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)

1837-01-29

Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel

1837-10-15

Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760)

1838-01-16

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]

1838-01-28

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]

1839-02-07

Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)

1839-04-22

Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)

1839-06-30

Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies

1839-07-15

Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies

1839-10-11

Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88

1840-08-18

Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73

1841-07-27

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies

1842-04-07

Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50

1842-05-23

Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34

1842-10-19

Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)

1842-10-30

Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)

1843-01-11

Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63

1843-03-21

Robert Southey, English poet (b. 1774)

1843-06-06

Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)

1844-06-15

Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66

1844-07-11

Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)

1845-05-12

August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77

1845-05-12

János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)

1845-09-16

John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81

1846-11-06

Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general

1847-06-09

Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies

1847-12-11

Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25

1848-03-20

Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven, Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27

1849-01-26

Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45

1849-02-08

France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48

1849-04-03

Juliusz Slowacki, Pol poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39

1849-10-07

Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

1850-01-20

Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)

1850-04-07

William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

1850-04-23

William Wordsworth, poet, dies at 80

1850-08-06

Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)

1851-05-24

Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40

1852-02-17

Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies

1852-02-25

Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies aged 72

1852-04-19

Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69

1852-04-24

Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)

1852-08-05

Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53

1853-01-09

Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75

1853-06-18

Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies

1855-01-10

Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67

1855-07-07

Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)

1855-11-26

Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56

1856-02-17

Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris

1857-02-09

Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)

1857-03-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84

1857-05-02

LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies

1857-07-16

Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies

1857-11-26

Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69

1858-01-27

Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49

1858-03-03

Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

1858-10-10

Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73

1859-02-23

Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)

1860-09-03

Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (b. 1804)

1860-09-18

Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies

1860-12-07

Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet, dies at 43

1860-12-28

Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57

1861-03-10

Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)

1861-04-11

Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)

1861-07-02

Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31

1862-02-11

Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)

1862-02-21

Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75

1862-03-02

Frederick West Lander, US Union brig-general/poet, dies at 40

1862-04-04

Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45

1862-05-16

Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40

1862-05-28

Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16]

1863-09-17

Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies

1863-09-17

Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies

1864-05-20

John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70

1864-11-03

Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea

1865-10-16

Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)

1865-12-01

Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)

1866-01-10

Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)

1866-02-03

François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)

1866-06-16

Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)

1866-09-09

Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65

1867-08-23

Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)

1867-08-31

[Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46

1868-08-25

Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60

1869-02-15

Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)

1869-03-01

Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78

1869-11-03

Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)

1870-09-11

Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46

1870-11-21

Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69

1871-07-06

Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34

1872-03-04

Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)

1872-04-20

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62

1872-10-23

Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61

1872-11-23

Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies

1872-12-31

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38

1873-04-25

Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43

1873-06-29

Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)

1873-10-21

Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)

1873-11-08

Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76

1873-12-06

Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24

1874-08-22

Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies

1875-02-17

Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33

1875-03-01

Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)

1875-06-04

Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)

1875-09-28

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]

1875-10-10

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)

1876-01-07

Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)

1876-02-24

Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67

1876-05-12

Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63

1876-05-20

Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies

1877-05-06

Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)

1877-12-27

Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Metshty into Zvuki), dies at 56

1878-02-17

Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59

1878-07-17

Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/Aust poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65

1878-12-19

Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)

1879-01-16

Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)

1879-09-28

Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered

1880-11-19

Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74

1881-02-07

Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73

1881-11-01

Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22

1882-03-24

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75

1882-04-09

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

1882-04-27

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

1882-08-01

Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43

1882-10-20

Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41

1882-10-22

Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65

1883-01-05

Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)

1883-05-23

Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies

1883-06-14

Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)

1883-12-13

Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)

1884-04-07

Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Avondlamp), dies at 80

1885-07-15

Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)

1886-05-15

Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55

1886-06-11

Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40

1886-08-09

Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)

1886-08-11

Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)

1886-10-21

Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies

1887-08-20

Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860)

1887-11-19

Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

1887-12-05

Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)

1888-01-29

Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75

1888-03-04

Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88

1888-04-15

Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

1888-05-17

Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)

1888-06-12

Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62

1888-08-09

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45

1889-03-17

Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68

1889-06-08

Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, dies at 54

1889-06-15

Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39

1889-07-11

Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34

1889-07-13

Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)

1889-11-18

William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68

1889-12-12

Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

1889-12-24

Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)

1890-07-16

Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies

1890-08-22

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69

1891-08-12

James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies

1891-11-10

Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

1891-12-11

Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies

1892-03-26

Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

1892-06-28

Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)

1892-09-07

John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies

1892-10-06

Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

1892-12-03

Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)

1893-01-23

Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75

1893-04-19

John Addington Symonds, critic/poet, dies

1893-08-17

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]

1893-08-29

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]

1894-12-29

Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London

1895-05-19

Jose J Marti y Perez, Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies

1895-05-21

Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76

1896-01-08

Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)

1896-05-27

Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies

1896-09-23

Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83

1896-11-26

Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)

1897-03-20

Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (b. 1821)

1897-07-20

Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)

1897-10-24

Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73

1898-02-16

Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)

1898-03-19

Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26

1898-09-09

Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)

1898-10-30

Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78

1899-04-16

Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)

1899-06-30

Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies

1900-03-18

Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (So [Lonely]), dies at 32

1900-10-20

Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846)

1901-02-12

Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83

1901-06-16

Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies

1901-07-20

William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)

1902-05-27

Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies

1902-06-10

Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)

1902-09-06

Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86

1902-09-29

William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)

1903-02-28

Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88

1903-09-03

Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)

1904-04-16

Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)

1904-07-05

Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)

1905-02-18

Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75

1905-10-02

Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62

1906-02-09

Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

1906-06-26

Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76

1907-08-05

Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66

1907-09-07

R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies

1907-11-28

Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)

1908-05-23

Francois Coppee, French poet, dies

1908-05-31

Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (b. 1839)

1908-07-10

Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78

1908-07-24

Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)

1909-03-24

John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37

1909-04-10

Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72

1909-05-18

George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81

1909-06-22

Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65

1909-11-10

Renee Vivien, American poet (b. 1877)

1909-11-10

George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)

1909-11-30

Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]

1909-12-11

Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)

1909-12-13

Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54

1910-10-17

William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies

1911-03-07

Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68

1912-06-10

Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)

1912-06-11

Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74

1913-03-07

Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet

1913-06-21

Stefan O Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37

1914-03-25

Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

1914-06-06

Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies

1914-07-06

Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27

1914-09-05

Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)

1914-11-03

Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27

1915-04-23

Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27

1915-09-27

Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)

1915-10-09

Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73

1916-07-04

Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)

1916-07-22

James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)

1917-04-09

Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I

1917-05-25

Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)

1917-07-31

Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)

1917-07-31

Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)

1918-01-28

John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

1918-05-09

George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)

1918-06-26

Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1918-07-25

Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies

1918-07-30

Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

1918-11-04

Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25

1918-11-09

Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38

1918-12-02

Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)

1918-12-28

Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)

1919-01-01

William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60

1919-01-27

Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)

1919-05-24

Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

1920-03-27

Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26

1920-09-16

Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32

1920-11-22

Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)

1921-05-13

Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)

1921-06-19

Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33

1921-08-07

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40

1921-08-24

Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)

1921-09-02

Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)

1921-09-11

Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)

1921-11-08

Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)

1922-04-30

David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies

1922-05-30

David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45

1922-06-28

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)

1922-10-28

Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies

1922-12-13

Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)

1923-07-16

Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60

1923-10-14

Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies

1923-12-01

Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)

1924-01-24

Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80

1924-05-06

Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47

1924-06-30

Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42

1925-02-22

Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies

1925-05-12

Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)

1925-06-21

Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60

1925-10-11

Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71

1925-12-27

Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)

1926-03-01

Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58

1926-05-27

Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)

1926-06-04

Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

1926-10-06

Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies

1926-12-12

Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77

1927-04-15

Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47

1927-09-15

Herman Gorter, socialist/poet (Mai, Pan), dies at 62

1928-01-11

Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87

1928-02-29

Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)

1928-05-16

Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies

1928-06-12

Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies

1928-07-20

Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)

1928-12-16

Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)

1929-03-26

Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)

1929-04-23

Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28

1929-06-08

Bliss Carman, poet, dies

1929-06-28

Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)

1929-07-15

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies

1929-08-23

Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies

1929-09-12

Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)

1929-11-03

Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)

1930-03-02

David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44

1930-04-04

Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies

1930-04-21

Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85

1930-04-22

Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)

1931-04-08

Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies

1931-04-10

Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)

1931-06-29

Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)

1931-11-19

Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)

1931-12-05

Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)

1931-12-10

Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69

1932-03-01

Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46

1932-04-27

Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32

1932-05-16

William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies

1932-06-12

René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies

1932-07-05

Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)

1933-01-29

Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)

1933-03-01

Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)

1933-04-29

Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)

1933-12-04

Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65

1934-02-16

Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38

1934-07-04

Chaim Nachman Bialik, zionist poet, dies

1935-04-06

Edward Arlington Robinson, US poet, dies

1935-07-17

George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist (b. 1867)

1935-08-11

William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies

1935-11-30

Fernando A N Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Book of Disquiet), dies at 47

1936-04-30

Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)

1936-06-14

G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62

1936-08-19

Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38

1936-09-05

Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)

1936-09-26

Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75

1936-10-25

Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76

1936-12-31

Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72

1937-01-14

Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)

1937-03-08

Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71

1937-03-19

Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58

1937-03-23

Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66

1937-03-25

John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54

1937-04-17

Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)

1937-07-18

Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

1938-03-01

Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74

1938-03-31

Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78

1938-04-15

Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46

1938-04-19

Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75

1938-04-21

Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)

1938-05-11

Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81

1938-06-22

C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)

1938-06-30

Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61

1938-08-04

Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70

1938-09-17

Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)

1938-10-27

Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57

1939-01-28

William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73

1939-02-22

Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)

1939-07-19

Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)

1940-01-04

Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59

1940-01-05

Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)

1940-01-18

Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74

1940-05-14

Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies

1940-06-21

Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40

1940-08-21

Ernest Lawrence Thayer, American poet (b. 1863)

1940-09-03

Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59

1941-02-05

Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)

1941-03-13

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)

1941-07-21

Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)

1941-08-02

Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70

1941-08-07

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80

1941-08-31

Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)

1941-11-01

Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50

1941-11-07

Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46

1941-11-18

Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)

1941-12-11

John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)

1941-12-20

Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)

1942-02-17

Yevgeni Chervyakov, Poet i tsar

1942-03-28

Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31

1942-07-23

Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32

1942-10-10

Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68

1943-01-12

Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40

1943-02-27

Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)

1943-03-04

Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73

1943-04-07

Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72

1943-04-29

Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20

1943-06-13

Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)

1943-10-24

Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)

1944-01-03

Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)

1944-01-07

Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (b. 1888)

1944-01-14

Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74

1944-01-23

Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)

1944-04-04

John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51

1944-05-28

Katri Vala, Finnish poet, dies at 42

1944-07-18

Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74

1944-12-03

Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75

1945-01-22

Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)

1945-02-23

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62

1945-03-16

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52

1945-03-16

Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)

1945-04-03

Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43

1945-04-17

Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies

1945-06-21

Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53

1945-07-07

Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet, dies at 40

1945-07-20

Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)

1945-08-26

Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54

1945-11-16

Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43

1946-01-09

Countee Cullen, US poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42

1946-03-19

Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35

1946-07-27

Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72

1947-06-28

Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72

1947-11-25

Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)

1948-03-04

Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51

1949-06-11

Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71

1949-07-16

Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)

1949-12-28

W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60

1950-03-02

M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76

1950-05-10

John G Fletcher, US poet (Burning Mountain), dies

1950-10-19

Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1950-10-31

Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72

1950-12-25

Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47

1950-12-26

James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68

1951-06-02

John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71

1951-06-19

Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)

1951-09-24

Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75

1951-11-25

Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63

1952-01-22

Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52

1952-05-26

Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55

1952-09-26

George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88

1952-11-18

Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56

1952-11-23

Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59

1953-01-26

Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58

1953-04-06

Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)

1953-05-04

Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60

1953-07-01

Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies

1953-09-01

Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)

1953-09-25

Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies

1953-11-09

Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39

1953-12-06

Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48

1953-12-27

Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)

1954-07-26

Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26

1954-10-22

Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)

1955-02-23

Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86

1955-08-02

Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75

1955-12-30

Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)

1956-06-19

Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82

1956-07-08

Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75

1957-01-10

Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67

1957-04-22

Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54

1957-05-29

George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75

1957-05-31

Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)

1958-02-24

Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86

1958-05-29

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76

1958-06-28

Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77

1958-07-04

Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79

1958-08-04

Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)

1958-09-11

Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)

1958-10-27

Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74

1959-07-26

Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54

1959-08-05

Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77

1959-09-22

Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60

1959-12-27

Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70

1960-01-13

Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83

1960-02-28

F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74

1960-05-30

Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70

1960-06-17

Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70

1960-11-20

Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies

1961-02-21

Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73

1961-03-31

Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85

1961-05-06

Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65

1961-06-26

Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58

1962-01-17

Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56

1962-01-20

Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75

1962-02-15

Carl Seelig, The Guardian and His Poet

1962-06-25

Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies

1962-06-27

Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)

1962-08-09

Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

1962-09-03

e[dward] e cummings, US poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67

1962-11-14

Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80

1963-01-08

Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64

1963-01-29

Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

1963-02-11

Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

1963-03-04

William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79

1963-06-03

Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)

1963-06-26

Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies

1963-08-01

Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies

1963-11-21

Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61

1964-03-20

Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

1964-04-26

Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81

1964-06-04

Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)

1964-10-19

Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)

1964-11-08

Kinba Sanyûtei, The Actress and the Poet

1964-12-09

Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77

1965-01-04

T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76

1965-03-13

Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)

1965-04-08

Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70

1965-06-04

Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies

1965-06-07

Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies

1965-07-10

Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66

1965-08-14

Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies

1966-03-05

Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76

1966-03-27

Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82

1966-05-13

Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies

1966-05-14

Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88

1966-06-07

Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78

1966-06-27

Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies

1966-07-02

Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)

1966-07-11

Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52

1966-08-10

Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies

1966-09-29

Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75

1966-10-01

Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies

1967-03-02

José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)

1967-05-22

Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

1967-07-21

Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80

1967-07-22

Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89

1967-08-31

Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76

1967-09-01

Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80

1968-01-14

Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)

1968-01-26

Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900)

1968-02-04

Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67

1968-02-29

Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)

1968-05-09

Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)

1968-06-01

[Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57

1968-06-14

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

1968-10-28

Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85

1969-06-16

John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57

1969-12-26

Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67

1970-01-24

Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)

1970-03-01

Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59

1970-05-12

leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

1970-06-02

Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (b. 1888)

1970-10-12

Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)

1970-11-06

Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900)

1971-03-19

Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82

1971-03-23

Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72

1971-05-19

Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68

1971-05-20

Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)

1971-06-25

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88

1971-07-30

Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)

1971-12-12

John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47

1972-01-07

John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies

1972-01-12

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90

1972-02-15

Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73

1972-03-20

Jan Engelman, Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71

1972-08-02

Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)

1972-11-01

Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

1972-12-11

Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66

1973-04-30

Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)

1973-05-14

Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)

1973-06-04

Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

1973-08-17

Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74

1973-09-23

Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

1973-09-26

Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81

1973-09-29

W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies

1973-10-17

Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47

1974-01-13

Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)

1974-01-20

Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77

1974-01-21

Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48

1974-03-01

Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53

1974-03-08

Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56

1974-07-03

John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies

1974-07-21

Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74

1974-08-07

Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)

1974-10-17

René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57

1974-10-29

Victor E van Vriesland, poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82

1975-01-08

Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66

1975-02-10

Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)

1975-03-18

Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)

1975-09-20

Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78

1975-11-01

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53

1975-11-13

Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)

1976-03-13

Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77

1976-05-01

Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)

1976-06-09

Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55

1976-07-04

Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)

1976-08-05

Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88

1976-08-09

Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65

1976-08-29

Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)

1977-01-21

Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)

1977-04-11

Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1977-04-14

Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44

1977-06-09

Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51

1977-07-27

Elizabeth Lee Miller, The Blood of a Poet

1977-09-12

Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)

1977-12-18

Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92

1978-01-11

Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)

1978-05-11

John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93

1978-07-02

Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)

1978-07-03

Boris Tamarin, Poet i tsar

1978-09-09

Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)

1978-10-22

John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)

1978-11-20

Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)

1979-01-28

Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)

1979-02-08

Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82

1979-09-10

Agostinho Neto, poet/1st pres of Angola, dies at 56

1980-02-12

Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)

1980-03-25

James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)

1980-03-31

Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)

1980-04-21

Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)

1980-04-30

Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)

1980-05-05

Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79

1980-07-09

Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)

1980-07-25

Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)

1980-07-26

Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)

1980-09-25

Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)

1981-04-30

Peter Huchel, German poet, dies at 78

1981-09-12

Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

1981-10-19

Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48

1982-02-22

Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)

1982-03-11

Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)

1982-06-06

Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)

1982-07-20

Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)

1982-11-13

Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87

1983-02-08

Alfred Wallenstein, Poet and Peasant Overture

1983-04-15

Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80

1983-06-15

Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)

1983-12-13

Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933

1984-01-21

Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)

1984-01-23

Mu'in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (b. 1926)

1984-03-11

Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76

1984-04-07

Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79

1985-01-16

Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)

1985-02-22

Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)

1985-05-25

Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91

1985-10-08

Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94

1985-10-18

Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30

1985-10-31

Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)

1985-11-24

Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67

1985-12-02

Philip Larkin, [hermit of Hull], English poet, dies at 63

1985-12-07

Robert Graves, English writer/poet (King Jesus), dies at 90

1985-12-18

Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (b. 1916)

1986-01-08

Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84

1986-03-30

John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69

1986-04-09

Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64

1986-04-21

Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)

1986-06-25

Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63

1986-08-16

Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)

1986-08-20

Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (b. 1923)

1986-08-20

Milton Acorn, In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet

1987-07-08

Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

1987-08-17

Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, dies at 84

1987-09-16

Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

1987-11-11

Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30

1988-01-03

Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)

1988-04-15

Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81

1988-08-02

Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50

1988-09-22

Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)

1989-01-06

Irina Volodko, Poet i tsar

1989-01-17

Sterling A Brown, US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87

1989-02-08

Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81

1989-03-15

Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet (b. 1915)

1989-05-24

Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72

1989-05-27

Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)

1989-11-18

Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies

1990-04-05

Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet, dies at 59

1990-07-07

Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (b. 1958)

1990-07-10

Hans Faverey, poet, dies

1990-11-12

Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet, dies at 81

1991-01-05

Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68

1991-01-22

Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)

1991-01-26

Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46

1991-03-03

Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84

1991-04-12

James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies

1991-04-17

Jack Yellen, US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97

1991-04-27

Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies

1991-05-10

Armand HF Boni, [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies

1991-06-23

Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66

1991-07-05

Howard Nemerow, US poet laureate (Pulitzer), dies

1991-07-14

Nic van Bridges, Flemish poet, dies

1991-08-04

Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80

1991-09-11

Ernst Herbeck, German Poet (b. 1920)

1991-09-12

Jacques Benoit, [JJM Bayer], poet, dies

1991-10-11

Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)

1991-10-27

George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)

1992-01-26

Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63

1992-02-16

George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies

1992-02-29

Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897)

1992-03-18

Cornelis B Vaandrager, [C Vaan], poet (Giant of Rotterdam), dies at 56

1992-04-11

Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75

1992-05-23

Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies

1992-08-13

Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies

1992-12-26

Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74

1993-02-08

Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies

1993-03-02

Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15

1993-04-23

Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78

1993-05-15

Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)

1993-06-26

Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81

1993-08-28

William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)

1993-12-13

Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87

1993-12-27

Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50

1994-03-01

Eliseo Diego, Cuban poet, dies at 74

1994-03-09

Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73

1994-03-17

Arthur C Jacobs, poet, dies at 57

1994-03-19

Jose Coronel Urtecho, poet, dies at 87

1994-05-10

Lucebert [J Swaanswijk], poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69

1994-06-04

Toto Bissainthe, voodoo poet, dies at 59

1994-07-04

Juan Gil Poet-Albert, dies at 90

1994-08-19

Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvensky, poet, dies at 64

1994-08-28

David Wright, poet, dies at 74

1994-09-02

Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82

1994-09-10

Amy Clampitt, British poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74

1994-10-12

Gérald Godin, Québécois poet and politician (b. 1938)

1994-10-26

Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64

1994-11-20

Saeedi Sirjani, poet, dies at 64

1994-11-28

Franfo Fortini, poet, dies at 77

1994-12-12

Donna J. Stone, poet, dies of heart failure at 61

1994-12-27

Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70

1994-12-31

Harri Webb, poet, dies at 74

1995-01-13

Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73

1995-02-06

James Ingram Merrill, US poet (Braving the elements), dies at 68

1995-02-10

Kenton Kilmer, poet/translator, dies at 85

1995-04-14

Brian Coffey, poet, dies at 89

1995-05-11

David Avidan, poet/writer, dies at 62

1995-05-30

Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72

1995-06-03

Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69

1995-07-06

Helene Johnson, poet, dies at 87

1995-07-23

Bob Rundick, poet/DJ, dies at 52

1995-08-07

Tom Scott, poet/editor, dies at 77

1995-09-03

Alfred Earle Birney, poet, dies at 91

1995-09-18

Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic, dies at 73

1995-09-28

Lynette Roberts, poet, dies at 86

1995-10-21

Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70

1995-12-05

Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)

1995-12-10

Mary Madge Lascelles, literary critic/poet, dies at 95

1996-01-11

Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87

1996-01-17

Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83

1996-01-23

Norman MacCaig, poet, dies at 85

1996-01-28

Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55

1996-02-11

Amelia Rosselli, poet, dies at 65

1996-03-18

Alepoude Odysseus Elytis llis, poet, dies at 84

1996-03-31

Dario Bellezza, poet, dies at 51

1996-04-13

George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74

1996-04-17

Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82

1996-04-18

Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80

1996-04-29

Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71

1996-05-05

Ai Qing, poet, dies at 86

1996-06-07

Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70

1996-06-16

David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69

1996-06-30

Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76

1996-07-21

Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet, dies at 79

1996-07-27

Ivan V Lalic, poet, dies at 65

1996-08-06

Buland Al Haidary, poet, dies at 69

1996-08-18

Geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103

1996-10-25

Sofia Tuibayeva, A Poet's Fate

1996-11-24

Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85

1996-12-08

Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist, dies at 60

1996-12-29

William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85

1997-01-19

James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84

1997-04-05

Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

1997-09-11

Hannah Weiner American experimental poet (b. 1928)

1997-11-12

William Matthews, poet, dies at 55

1997-12-13

Martin Carter, poet/critic, dies at 70

1997-12-20

Denise Levertov, poet, dies at 74

1998-04-30

Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet (b. 1926)

1998-09-01

Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (b. 1930)

1998-10-28

Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate dies aged 68

1999-01-11

Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)

1999-03-19

Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)

1999-05-10

Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)

1999-09-08

Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)

2000-01-22

Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)

2000-01-23

Kay Cavendish, Poet's Pub

2000-05-08

Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)

2000-06-14

Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)

2000-07-11

Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)

2000-07-24

Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)

2000-09-25

R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)

2000-12-03

Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)

2000-12-07

Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)

2001-01-17

Gregory Corso, American poet (b. 1930)

2002-11-08

Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)

2002-12-09

Stan Rice, American painter, educator, and poet (b. 1942)

2003-01-21

Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)

2003-11-03

Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)

2003-11-04

Charles Causley, Cornish writer and poet (b. 1917)

2004-04-25

Thom Gunn, British poet (b. 1929)

2004-06-22

Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)

2004-10-20

Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)

2004-12-02

Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)

2005-01-25

Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)

2005-02-21

Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)

2005-03-29

Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)

2005-03-30

Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)

2005-05-22

Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)

2005-06-23

Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)

2005-08-21

Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (b. 1936)

2005-09-06

Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet (b. 1929)

2005-11-04

Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)

2005-11-20

Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (b. 1931)

2006-01-04

Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)

2006-01-18

Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)

2006-03-03

Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)

2006-03-27

Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)

2006-05-14

Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)

2006-09-11

William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)

2006-09-25

John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

2006-09-29

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, Pakistani journalist and Urdu poet and critic (b. 1926)

2006-11-30

Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)

2006-12-24

Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

2007-01-04

Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)

2007-01-05

Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)

2007-02-04

Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)

2007-06-27

Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)

2008-02-09

Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian avant-garde painter, poet and sculptor. (b. 1931)

2008-04-17

Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (b. 1913)

2008-08-09

Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(b. 1941)

2008-10-15

Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet (b. 1914)

2009-01-13

William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons (b. 1926)

2009-01-18

Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)

2009-03-04

Triztán Vindtorn, Norwegian poet and performance artist (b. 1942)

2009-04-10

Deborah Digges, American poet (b. 1950)

2009-05-17

Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet (b. 1920)

2009-08-27

Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)

2010-05-23

Gane Todorovoski, Macedonian literary critic, poet, & publicist (b. 1929)

2010-10-25

Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)

2010-11-05

Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)

2010-11-29

Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)

2010-12-03

Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)

2011-02-16

Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)

2011-05-27

Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)

2011-07-08

Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)

2011-09-21

Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet (b. 1939)

2011-10-17

Piri Thomas, Every Child Is Born a Poet

2011-10-20

Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)

2011-11-10

Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)

2012-02-01

Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88

2012-03-27

Adrienne Rich, American feminist poet/essayist, dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 82

2012-09-14

Louis Simpson, Jamaican poet, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89

2012-12-28

Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76

2013-03-21

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2014-02-22

Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98

2014-08-19

Simin Behbahani, Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty

2014-11-01

Beverly Blossom, Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom

2015-12-09

American Indian activist, poet John Trudell dies at 69

2016-04-14

Poet Ruth Gilbert, also known as Florence Mackay, dies age 99

2016-07-02

Poet Sir Geoffrey Hill dies aged 84

2016-07-03

Poet and award-winning Falstaff novelist Robert Nye dies aged 77

2016-12-27

Wellingtonian poet and actor Michele Amas dies, aged 55

2017-03-18

Nobel laureate, poet and playwright Derek Walcott dies aged 87

2017-04-02

Legendary Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies aged 84

2017-06-06

Poet and author Helen Dunmore dies aged 64

2017-07-04

Heathcote Williams, radical poet and writer, dies aged 75


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