Lord ByronLord Byron
(Poet, Politician)

22 January 1788

British

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
(Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist)

01 February 1902

American

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Irish

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
(Poet and Freedom Fighter)

13 February 1879

Indian

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
(Poet)

10 February 1898

German

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist)

25 January 1759

Scottish

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

John DonneJohn Donne
(Poet, lawyer, satirist)

22 January 1572

British

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Neal CassadyNeal Cassady

08 February 1926

American

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
(Poet & Writer)

10 February 1890

Russian,Russian

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
(Novelist)

22 January 1849

Swedish

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Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
(Poet)

23 January 1930

Saint Lucian

vNikos Kazantzakis
(Philosopher and Writer)

18 February 1883

Greek

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
(Poet)

08 February 1911

American

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
(American novelist)

19 February 1917

American

Leon Battista AlbertiLeon Battista Alberti
(Architect, Linguist)

18 February 1404

Italian

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
(Poet)

17 February 1864

Australian

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Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
(Poet, Essayist)

08 February 1888

Italian

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
(Writer)

16 February 1932

Israeli

A. R. AmmonsA. R. Ammons
(Poet)

18 February 1926

American

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock
(Poet)

10 February 1934

New Zealander

Andre BretonAndre Breton
(Founder of Surrealism)

19 February 1896

French

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Poet, Guitarist, Film producer, Music artist, Actor)

07 February 1962

American

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Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
(Politician)

10 February 1970

Indian

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
(Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter, Entomologist, Parasitologist)

18 February 1626

Italian

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
(actor, novelist, writer, biographer)

17 February 1924

American

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
(Singer-songwriter)

25 January 1938

Russian

Richard BrautiganRichard Brautigan
(Writer, Poet, Novelist)

30 January 1935

American

Ismail KadareIsmail Kadare
(Novelist, poet, essayist)

28 January 1936

Albanian

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Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt
(Poet, Writer)

25 January 1824

Indian

Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad
(Poet)

30 January 1889

Indian

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
(Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator)

24 January 1670

British

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Librarian, Theologian, Dramaturge, Literary critic, Journalist)

22 January 1729

German

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet)

09 February 1931

Austrian,Dutch

Abel MeeropolAbel Meeropol
(Poet, Songwriter, Writer)

10 February 1903

American

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Jacques PrévertJacques Prévert
(Poet)

04 February 1900

French

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
(Poet, Writer)

17 February 1899

Bangladeshi

Jan Nisar AkhtarJan Nisar Akhtar
(author, poet, lyricist, songwriter)

14 February 1914

Indian

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse
(Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist, Screenwriter, Poet, Songwriter, Film score composer)

29 January 1931

British

Du FuDu Fu
(Chinese poet)

12 February 0712

Chinese

James DickeyJames Dickey
(American poet)

02 February 1923

American

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Yevgeny ZamyatinYevgeny Zamyatin
(Author)

01 February 1884

French

D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre

31 January 1896

Indian

Francis PicabiaFrancis Picabia
(Painter, Writer, Screenwriter, Poet)

22 January 1879

French

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer)

17 February 1836

Spanish

John TavenerJohn Tavener
(Composer, Poet, Musician)

28 January 1944

British

Helen Gurley BrownHelen Gurley Brown
(American author)

18 February 1922

American

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Amy LowellAmy Lowell
(Poet, Writer, Socialite)

09 February 1874

American

Philip José FarmerPhilip José Farmer
(American author)

26 January 1918

American

Joaquín SabinaJoaquín Sabina
(Singer-songwriter, Poet, Singer, Writer, Songwriter)

12 February 1949

Spanish

Hannah MoreHannah More
(Writer, Poet, Essayist)

02 February 1745

British

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
(Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer, Screenwriter)

01 February 1874

Austrian

Veturi Sundararama MurthyVeturi Sundararama Murthy
(Poet, Songwriter, Lyricist)

29 January 1936

Indian

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Johan Ludvig RunebergJohan Ludvig Runeberg
(Poet)

05 February 1804

Finnish

Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child
(Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Writer)

11 February 1802

American

Kavi PradeepKavi Pradeep
(Poet, Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter)

06 February 1915

Indian

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
(Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet)

13 February 1815

American

Georg TraklGeorg Trakl
(Poet, Writer)

03 February 1887

Austrian

Morteza MotahhariMorteza Motahhari
(Philosopher, Writer, Akhoond, Theologian)

31 January 1919

Iranian

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Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
(Painter, Poet)

27 January 1805

British

Matsudaira KatamoriMatsudaira Katamori
(Poet)

15 February 1836

Japanese

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
(linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary critic)

29 January 1783

Russian

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
(Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist, Librettist, Mathematician, Lawyer, Science fiction writer)

11 February 1657

French

Ignacy KrasickiIgnacy Krasicki
(Poet)

03 February 1735

Polish

Mikhail Saltykov-ShchedrinMikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
(Poet)

27 January 1826

Russian

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Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
(Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer)

30 January 1781

German,French

Bert KalmarBert Kalmar
(Lyricist, Songwriter, Screenwriter)

10 February 1884

American

Marcel BroodthaersMarcel Broodthaers
(Poet, Sculptor, Painter)

28 January 1924

Belgian

Sheyann WebbSheyann Webb
(Author)

17 February 1956

German,American

K. S. NarasimhaswamyK. S. Narasimhaswamy
(Author)

26 January 1915

Indian

Ludwig Achim von ArnimLudwig Achim von Arnim
(Poet)

26 January 1781

German

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George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron
(Poet, Politician)

22 January 1788

British

Alden NowlanAlden Nowlan
(Novelist)

25 January 1933

Canadian

David AntinDavid Antin
(Art critic, Poet, Performance artist)

01 February 1932

American