Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician
Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
10 February 1898, German
Poet

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist
Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer

Neal CassadyNeal Cassady
08 February 1926, American
 
Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
17 February 1864, Australian
Poet

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Poet

vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer
François RabelaisFrançois Rabelais
04 February 1494, French
Writer

Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet

Leon Battista AlbertiLeon Battista Alberti
18 February 1404, Italian
Architect, Linguist

A. R. AmmonsA. R. Ammons
18 February 1926, American
Poet
Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888, Italian
Poet, Essayist

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932, Israeli
Writer
Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
10 February 1934, New Zealander
Poet

Andre BretonAndre Breton
19 February 1896, French
Founder of Surrealism

Georges LeBarGeorges LeBar
24 January 1973, Australian
Author
Wu ZetianWu Zetian
17 February 0624, Chinese
Empress

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician
John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

James DickeyJames Dickey
02 February 1923, American
American poet

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer
Abel MeeropolAbel Meeropol
10 February 1903, American
Poet, Songwriter, Writer

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Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
25 January 1938, Russian
Singer-songwriter
Shelley BermanShelley Berman
03 February 1925, American
Comedian

Sidney LanierSidney Lanier
03 February 1842, American
Musician

Richard BrautiganRichard Brautigan
30 January 1935, American
Writer, Poet, Novelist

Helen Gurley BrownHelen Gurley Brown
18 February 1922, American
American author
Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt
25 January 1824, Indian
Poet, Writer
Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark
01 February 1918, Scottish
Novelist

Jan Nisar AkhtarJan Nisar Akhtar
14 February 1914, Indian
author, poet, lyricist, songwriter

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
09 February 1931, Austrian, Dutch
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet
Yevgeny ZamyatinYevgeny Zamyatin
01 February 1884, French
Author

Du FuDu Fu
12 February 0712, Chinese
Poet

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
22 January 1729, German
Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Librarian,

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse
29 January 1931, British
Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist,

Ismail KadareIsmail Kadare
28 January 1936, Albanian
Novelist, poet, essayist
Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
17 February 1899, Bangladeshi
Poet, Writer

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
31 January 1896, Indian
 
Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of BuckinghamGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
30 January 1628, British
Politician

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator
Philip José FarmerPhilip José Farmer
26 January 1918, American
Author

Jacques PrévertJacques Prévert
04 February 1900, French
Poet
Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad
30 January 1889, Indian
Poet

Francis PicabiaFrancis Picabia
22 January 1879, French
Painter, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet

George MeredithGeorge Meredith
12 February 1828, British
Novelist

Juan Pablo DuarteJuan Pablo Duarte
26 January 1813, Dominican
Writer

Veturi Sundararama MurthyVeturi Sundararama Murthy
29 January 1936, Indian
Poet, Songwriter, Lyricist
Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
01 February 1874, Austrian
Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer,

Joaquín SabinaJoaquín Sabina
12 February 1949, Spanish
Singer-songwriter, Poet, Singer, Writer,

Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881, British
Writer

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
13 February 1815, American
Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet
Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626, Italian
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836, Spanish
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer
Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child
11 February 1802, American
Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Writer

Kavi PradeepKavi Pradeep
06 February 1915, Indian
Poet, Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Amy LowellAmy Lowell
09 February 1874, American
Poet, Writer, Socialite
Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805, British
Painter, Poet

Thomas M. DischThomas M. Disch
02 February 1940, American
Author
Georg TraklGeorg Trakl
03 February 1887, Austrian
Poet, Writer

Sheyann WebbSheyann Webb
17 February 1956, German, American
Author

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author
Morteza MotahhariMorteza Motahhari
31 January 1919, Iranian
Philosopher, Writer, Akhoond, Theologian

Russell HobanRussell Hoban
04 February 1925, American
Writer
Matsudaira KatamoriMatsudaira Katamori
15 February 1836, Japanese
Poet

Eliza R. SnowEliza R. Snow
21 January 1804, American
Poet

Else Lasker-SchülerElse Lasker-Schüler
11 February 1869, German
Poet

Jack GilbertJack Gilbert
18 February 1925, American
Poet
Harriette WilsonHarriette Wilson
02 February 1786, British
Author
Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
29 January 1783, Russian
linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary

Galway KinnellGalway Kinnell
01 February 1927, American
Poet

Ivan KrylovIvan Krylov
13 February 1769, Russian
Fabulist

Meena AlexanderMeena Alexander
17 February 1951, Indian
Poet
Gelett BurgessGelett Burgess
30 January 1866, American
Artist

Mikhail Saltykov-ShchedrinMikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
27 January 1826, Russian
Poet

Almeida GarrettAlmeida Garrett
04 February 1799, Portuguese
Poet

Johan Ludvig RunebergJohan Ludvig Runeberg
05 February 1804, Finnish
Poet

Stefan StambolovStefan Stambolov
31 January 1854, Bulgarian
Politician
Ignacy KrasickiIgnacy Krasicki
03 February 1735, Polish
Poet

Arthur HallamArthur Hallam
01 February 1811, British
Poet
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer

Zygmunt KrasińskiZygmunt Krasiński
19 February 1812, French
Poet
Reynolds PriceReynolds Price
01 February 1933, American
Poet
K. S. NarasimhaswamyK. S. Narasimhaswamy
26 January 1915, Indian
Author