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Historical Events

Events 1 - 54 of 54

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
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
1760-12-25 - Jupiter Hammon, NY slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"
Poet Phillis WheatleyPoet Phillis Wheatley 1775-10-18 - African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
1845-01-10 - Poets Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning begin corresponding
1850-11-19 - Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
1873-07-10 - French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol
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.
Poet Arthur RimbaudPoet Arthur Rimbaud 1944-06-17 - Resistance fighter/poet Col Blake arrives in London
1949-02-19 - 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
1950-02-20 - Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
1950-05-01 - Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
1950-05-22 - Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
1950-05-27 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens
1951-01-22 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
Poet Ezra PoundPoet Ezra Pound 1952-01-11 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
1953-01-10 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
1954-01-09 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
1954-01-10 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
1955-01-15 - D Shostakovitch' "From Jewish Folk Poetry," premieres in Leningrad
1955-10-07 - Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco.
1956-01-08 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg 1957-01-13 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
1958-01-06 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
1958-04-18 - A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.
1959-01-11 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
1960-01-10 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
1960-09-05 - The poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is elected as the first President of Senegal.
1961-01-08 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
1962-01-07 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1965-01-10 - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
1967-02-05 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Robert Penn Warren
1969-01-05 - Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
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.
1971-01-10 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
1973-01-07 - US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1975-01-07 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1976-11-26 - German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
1979-01-09 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
1981-01-13 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to May Swenson & Howard Nemerov
1983-01-21 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1984-02-26 - Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
1985-01-15 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
1985-12-20 - Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
1987-04-17 - Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate
Actor & Comedian Robin WilliamsActor & Comedian Robin Williams 1989-06-02 - "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,369

0070-10-15 BC - Virgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republican poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC)
0065-12-08 BC - Horace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes), (d. 8 BC)
0043-03-20 BC - Ovid, Roman poet (d. 17)
0039-11-03 - Lucan, Cordova Spain, Latin poet (Bellum Civile)
0040-03-01 - Martial, Latin poet (d. 102)
0534-04-29 - Taliesin, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
0772-03-01 - Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow
Roman Poet HoraceRoman Poet Horace (0065-12-08 BC) 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)
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)
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)
Playwright and Poet Ben JonsonPlaywright and Poet Ben Jonson (1572-06-11) 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"
1598-08-07 - Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
1605-07-29 - Simon Dach, German poet
1605-09-23 - Daniel von Czepko, German poet

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 21 of 21

Playwright William ShakespearePlaywright William Shakespeare (1582-11-28) 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.
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
Poet/Artist William BlakePoet/Artist William Blake (1782-08-18) 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
1893-01-18 - British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence (1914-07-13) 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.
1929-05-01 - American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1916-03-22) 1937-07-11 - Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall
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)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,146

Roman Poet VirgilRoman Poet Virgil (0019-09-21 BC) 0019-09-21 BC - Virgil, Roman poet, dies at 50
0008-11-27 - Horace, Roman poet, dies at 56
0017-01-02 - Roman poet Ovid (in Latin: Publius Ovidius Naso), dies
0065-04-30 - Lucan, Roman poet (b. 39)
0521-07-17 - Magnus Felix Ennodius, bishop and Latin poet (b. 474)
0615-11-23 - Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
0826-11-11 - Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies
0912-04-06 - Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71
0965-09-23 - Aboe a-Taia-H al-Moetanabbi, Arabic royal poet (Diwan), murdered
Roman Poet HoraceRoman Poet Horace (0008-11-27) 0990-04-23 - 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
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)
1558-10-21 - Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74
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
1616-08-08 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68


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