Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician
Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
10 February 1898, German
Poet
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
Neal CassadyNeal Cassady
08 February 1926, American
 

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
Novelist
Derek WalcottDerek Walcott
23 January 1930, Saint Lucian
Poet

François RabelaisFrançois Rabelais
04 February 1494, French
Writer

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers
19 February 1917, American
American novelist
Leon Battista AlbertiLeon Battista Alberti
18 February 1404, Italian
Architect, Linguist

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop
08 February 1911, American
Poet
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
17 February 1864, Australian
Poet

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

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

Kumar VishwasKumar Vishwas
10 February 1970, Indian
Politician
John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet
Exene CervenkaExene Cervenka
01 February 1956, American
singer

Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Margaret TrumanMargaret Truman
17 February 1924, American
actor, novelist, writer, biographer

Michael Madhusudan DuttMichael Madhusudan Dutt
25 January 1824, Indian
Poet, Writer
D. R. BendreD. R. Bendre
31 January 1896, Indian
 

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

Jaishankar PrasadJaishankar Prasad
30 January 1889, Indian
Poet

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky
25 January 1938, Russian
Singer-songwriter

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse
29 January 1931, British
Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist,
Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
22 January 1729, German
Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Librarian,

Thomas BernhardThomas Bernhard
09 February 1931, Austrian, Dutch
Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet
Ismail KadareIsmail Kadare
28 January 1936, Albanian
Novelist, poet, essayist

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark
01 February 1918, Scottish
Novelist

Jibanananda DasJibanananda Das
17 February 1899, Bangladeshi
Poet, Writer
James DickeyJames Dickey
02 February 1923, American
American poet

John TavenerJohn Tavener
28 January 1944, British
Composer, Poet, Musician
William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator

Abel MeeropolAbel Meeropol
10 February 1903, American
Poet, Songwriter, Writer

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

Yevgeny ZamyatinYevgeny Zamyatin
01 February 1884, French
Author

Jacques PrévertJacques Prévert
04 February 1900, French
Poet
Du FuDu Fu
12 February 0712, Chinese
Chinese poet

Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
17 February 1836, Spanish
Poet, Short story writer, Playwright, Writer

Helen Gurley BrownHelen Gurley Brown
18 February 1922, American
American author

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626, Italian
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,
Lydia Maria ChildLydia Maria Child
11 February 1802, American
Novelist, Poet, Journalist, Writer

Veturi Sundararama MurthyVeturi Sundararama Murthy
29 January 1936, Indian
Poet, Songwriter, Lyricist
Jan Nisar AkhtarJan Nisar Akhtar
14 February 1914, Indian
author, poet, lyricist, songwriter

Philip José FarmerPhilip José Farmer
26 January 1918, American
American author

Sidney LanierSidney Lanier
03 February 1842, American
Musician
Kavi PradeepKavi Pradeep
06 February 1915, Indian
Poet, Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter

Hugo von HofmannsthalHugo von Hofmannsthal
01 February 1874, Austrian
Novelist, Librettist, Poet, Playwright, Writer,
Amy LowellAmy Lowell
09 February 1874, American
Poet, Writer, Socialite

Juan Pablo DuarteJuan Pablo Duarte
26 January 1813, Dominican
Writer

Rufus Wilmot GriswoldRufus Wilmot Griswold
13 February 1815, American
Journalist, Writer, Literary critic, Poet
George MeredithGeorge Meredith
12 February 1828, British
Novelist

Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist
Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881, British
Writer

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

Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805, British
Painter, Poet

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author
Russell HobanRussell Hoban
04 February 1925, American
Writer
Georg TraklGeorg Trakl
03 February 1887, Austrian
Poet, Writer

Morteza MotahhariMorteza Motahhari
31 January 1919, Iranian
Philosopher, Writer, Akhoond, Theologian

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

Meena AlexanderMeena Alexander
17 February 1951, Indian
Poet
Matsudaira KatamoriMatsudaira Katamori
15 February 1836, Japanese
Poet

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
29 January 1783, Russian
linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary

Arthur HallamArthur Hallam
01 February 1811, British
Poet

Silas Weir MitchellSilas Weir Mitchell
15 February 1829, American
Physician

Galway KinnellGalway Kinnell
01 February 1927, American
Poet
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
11 February 1657, French
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist,
Reynolds PriceReynolds Price
01 February 1933, American
Poet

Mikołaj RejMikołaj Rej
04 February 1505, Polish
poet, writer

K. S. NarasimhaswamyK. S. Narasimhaswamy
26 January 1915, Indian
Author
Eliza R. SnowEliza R. Snow
21 January 1804, American
Poet

Ignacy KrasickiIgnacy Krasicki
03 February 1735, Polish
Poet
Mikhail Saltykov-ShchedrinMikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
27 January 1826, Russian
Poet

Johan Ludvig RunebergJohan Ludvig Runeberg
05 February 1804, Finnish
Poet

Gelett BurgessGelett Burgess
30 January 1866, American
Artist

Marcel BroodthaersMarcel Broodthaers
28 January 1924, Belgian
Poet, Sculptor, Painter
Bert KalmarBert Kalmar
10 February 1884, American
Lyricist, Songwriter, Screenwriter

Ludwig Achim von ArnimLudwig Achim von Arnim
26 January 1781, German
Poet
Alden NowlanAlden Nowlan
25 January 1933, Canadian
Novelist

David AntinDavid Antin
01 February 1932, American
Art critic, Poet, Performance artist
Sheyann WebbSheyann Webb
17 February 1956, German, American
Author

Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
03 February 1612, British
Poet
Ugo BettiUgo Betti
04 February 1892, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Judge