This Day In History
This Day In History
Saturday, May 26, 2018

«poet»

Thomas Kingo

Thomas Kingo
(December 15, 1634 - October 14, 1703)
Thomas Hansen Kingo was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry.
poet

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
(October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900)
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
writer, poet

Jibanananda Das

Jibanananda Das
(February 17, 1899 - October 22, 1954)
Jibanananda Das was a noted Bengali poet. He is considered one of the precursors who introduced modernist poetry to Bengali Literature, at a period when it was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore's Romantic poetry.
poet

Theophile Gautier

Theophile Gautier
(August 30, 1811 - October 23, 1872)
Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism. He was widely esteemed by writers as diverse as Balzac, Baudelaire, the Goncourt brothers, Flaubert, Proust and Oscar Wilde.
French writer, writer, poet, dramatist

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer
(1343-25.10.1400 )
Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
English poet, poet

Andre Chenier

Andre Chenier
(October 30, 1762 - July 25, 1794)
André Marie Chénier was a French poet, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim. His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement. His career was brought to an abrupt end when he was guillotined for alleged "crimes against the state", just three days before the end of the Reign of Terror. Chénier's life has been the subject of Umberto Giordano's opera Andrea Chénier and other works of art.
French poet, poet

John Keats

John Keats
(October 31, 1795 - February 23, 1821)
John Keats was an English Romantic poet. Along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, he was one of the key figures in the second generation of the Romantic movement, despite the fact that his work had been in publication for only four years before his death.
British poet, poet

Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller
(November 10, 1759 - May 9, 1805)
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
German poet, poet, playwright, philosopher

Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz
(December 24, 1798 - November 26, 1855)
Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish (Polish-Lithuanian) poet, publisher and political writer of the Romantic period.
Polish poet, poet

Coventry Patmore

Coventry Patmore
(July 23, 1823 - November 26, 1896)
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.
British poet, poet

Alexander Blok

Alexander Blok
(November 28, 1880 - August 7, 1921)
Alexander Alexandrovich Blok was a Russian lyrical poet.
Russian poet, poet

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam
(May 18, 1048 - December 4, 1131)
Omar Khayyám was a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, climatology and theology.
Persian poet, poet, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher

Fyodor Tyutchev

Fyodor Tyutchev
(December 5, 1803 - July 27, 1873)
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev is generally considered the last of three great Romantic poets of Russia, following Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov.
Russian poet, poet

John Milton

John Milton
(December 9, 1608 - November 8, 1674)
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
English poet, poet

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
(December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886)
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life.
American poet, poet

Nikolay Nekrasov

Nikolay Nekrasov
(December 10, 1821 - January 8, 1878)
Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov was a Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher, whose deeply compassionate poems about peasant Russia won him Fyodor Dostoyevsky's admiration and made him the hero of liberal and radical circles of Russian intelligentsia, as represented by Vissarion Belinsky and Nikolay Chernyshevsky.
Russian poet, poet

Igor Severyanin

Igor Severyanin
(May 16, 1887 - December 20, 1941)
Igor Severyanin was a Russian poet who presided over the circle of the so-called Ego-Futurists.
Russian poet, poet

Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser
(1552-13.01.1599 )
Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for «The Faerie Queene», an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.
English poet, poet

Hans Sachs

Hans Sachs
(November 5, 1494 - January 19, 1576)
Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger ("mastersinger"), poet, playwright and shoemaker.
German poet, poet, playwright

Lord Byron

Lord Byron
(January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824)
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems “She Walks in Beauty”, “When We Two Parted”, and “So, we'll go no more a roving”, in addition to the narrative poems “Childe Harold's Pilgrimage” and “Don Juan”. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.
British poet, poet

Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky
(May 24, 1940 - January 28, 1996)
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky, was a Russian poet and essayist.
Russian poet, poet, essayist, Nobel laureate

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin
(June 6, 1799 - February 10, 1837)
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Pushkin, Russian poet, poet

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht
(February 10, 1898 - August 14, 1956)
Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.
German poet, poet, playwright, theatre director

Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak
(February 10, 1890 - May 30, 1960)
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russia, Pasternak's anthology My Sister Life, is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Furthermore, Pasternak's theatrical translations of Goethe, Schiller, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and William Shakespeare remain deeply popular with Russian audiences.
Pasternak, Russian poet, poet

Giosue Carducci

Giosue Carducci
(July 27, 1835 - February 16, 1907)
Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Italian poet, poet, Nobel laureate

Wystan Hugh Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden
(February 21, 1907 - September 29, 1973)
Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
English poet, poet

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore
(May 28, 1779 - February 25, 1852)
Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
Irish poet, poet

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo
(February 26, 1802 - May 22, 1885)
Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
French poet, poet, playwright, novelist

Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso
(March 11, 1544 - April 25, 1595)
Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.
Italian poet, poet

Friedrich Holderlin

Friedrich Holderlin
(March 20, 1770 - June 7, 1843)
Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism. Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the development of German Idealism, particularly his early association with and philosophical influence on his seminary roommates and fellow Swabians Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.
German poet, poet

Robert Southey

Robert Southey
(August 12, 1774 - March 21, 1843)
Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity.
English poet, poet

Robert Frost

Robert Frost
(March 26, 1874 - January 29, 1963)
Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
American poet, poet

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau
(April 6, 1671 - March 17, 1741)
Jean-Baptiste Rousseau was a French poet.
French poet, poet

Jacques Prevert

Jacques Prevert
(February 4, 1900 - April 11, 1977)
acques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time.
French poet, poet

Jean de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine
(July 8, 1621 - April 13, 1695)
Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.
French poet, poet, fabulist

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte
(April 21, 1816 - March 31, 1855)
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
English poet, poet

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
(April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616)
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare, English poet, poet

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882)
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
American poet, poet

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins
(July 28, 1844 - June 8, 1889)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially sprung rhythm) and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.
English poet, poet

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova
(June 23, 1889 - March 5, 1966)
Anna Andreyevna Gorenko better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova, was a Russian and Soviet modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon.
Akhmatova, Russian poet, poet

Giacomo Leopardi

Giacomo Leopardi
(June 29, 1798 - June 14, 1837)
Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
Italian poet, poet

Francesco Petrarca

Francesco Petrarca
(July 20, 1304 - July 19, 1374)
Francesco Petrarca, known in English as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio and, especially, Dante Alighieri. This would be later endorsed by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages".
Italian poet, poet

Robert Burns

Robert Burns
(January 25, 1759 - July 21, 1796)
Robert Burns (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light" Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.
Scottish poet, poet
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