Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher
Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda
12 July 1904, Chilean
Chilean poet

Francesco PetrarchFrancesco Petrarch
20 July 1304, Italian
Poet, Scholar and Humanist

PetrarchPetrarch
20 July 1304, Italian
Poet & Philosopher

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright
Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
27 June 1872, American
Poet

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
30 June 1911, Polish
Poet

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet
Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Reinaldo ArenasReinaldo Arenas
16 July 1943, Cuban
Cuban poet
Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
27 June 1936, American
American poet

John GayJohn Gay
30 June 1685, British
Dramatist & Poet

Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov
12 July 1812, Azerbaijani
Writer and Philisopher

Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
27 June 1838, Indian
 

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683, British
Poet
Yanka KupalaYanka Kupala
07 July 1882, Belarusian, Russian
Poet

Elin PelinElin Pelin
08 July 1877, Bulgarian
Writer

Manuel Ortiz GuerreroManuel Ortiz Guerrero
16 July 1897, Paraguayan
Poet

NagarjunNagarjun
30 June 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer
Marty FeldmanMarty Feldman
08 July 1934, American
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Poet

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor
Dean KoontzDean Koontz
09 July 1945, American
Novelist

Clement Clarke MooreClement Clarke Moore
15 July 1779, American
Author

KannadasanKannadasan
24 June 1927, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Ismāʿīl IIsmāʿīl I
17 July 1487, Iranian
Shah of Iran

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
22 June 1940, Iranian
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film
VairamuthuVairamuthu
13 July 1953, Indian
Author, Actor, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Jeremy LloydJeremy Lloyd
22 July 1930, British
Writer

Vladimir MayakovskyVladimir Mayakovsky
19 July 1893, Russian
Poet
Robert HunterRobert Hunter
23 June 1941, American
Musician

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Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
27 June 1850, Greek, Irish, Japanese
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University
Peter OrlovskyPeter Orlovsky
08 July 1933, American
Poet, Writer, Actor

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian

Aime CesaireAime Cesaire
26 June 1913, French
Poet

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
23 June 1889, Ukrainian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet
Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817, British
Painter, Poet, Writer
Jean de La FontaineJean de La Fontaine
08 July 1621, French
Writer, Poet, Lawyer

Laurie LeeLaurie Lee
26 June 1914, British
Screenwriter, Poet, Autobiographer, Journalist

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
14 July 1816, French
Racial theorist, Philosopher, Writer, Diplomat,

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus
22 July 1849, American
Poet, Writer, Journalist
Mohammed DibMohammed Dib
21 July 1920, Algerian
Author

Shiv Kumar BatalviShiv Kumar Batalvi
23 July 1936, Indian
Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798, Italian
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist

Mervyn PeakeMervyn Peake
09 July 1911, Chinese, British
Writer

Northrop FryeNorthrop Frye
14 July 1912, Canadian
Writer, Philosopher, Educationist, Cleric, Poet,
Na. MuthukumarNa. Muthukumar
12 July 1975, Indian
Poet

Hart CraneHart Crane
21 July 1899, American
Poet, Writer
Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar
18 July 1919, Indian
Poet, Composer, Philosopher, Philanthropist,

W. H. DaviesW. H. Davies
03 July 1871, Welsh
British poet

Gaston BachelardGaston Bachelard
27 June 1884, French
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, University teacher
Ingeborg BachmannIngeborg Bachmann
25 June 1926, Austrian
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Hannah SzenesHannah Szenes
17 July 1921, Hungarian
Writer, Poet
Mattie StepanekMattie Stepanek
17 July 1990, American
Poet, Author, Writer

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian
Author

Stephen Vincent BenétStephen Vincent Benét
22 July 1898, American
Writer

Yevgeny YevtushenkoYevgeny Yevtushenko
18 July 1932, Russian
Poet

Francis BebeyFrancis Bebey
15 July 1929, Cameroonian
Writer
Max JacobMax Jacob
12 July 1876, French
Painter, Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12 July 1874, German
Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist

June JordanJune Jordan
09 July 1936, American
Poet

Lisa RobertsonLisa Robertson
22 July 1961, Canadian
Poet
Ahmed AliAhmed Ali
01 July 1910, Indian, Pakistani
Novelist

Luis de GóngoraLuis de Góngora
11 July 1561, Spanish
Poet, cleric
Nicolás GuillénNicolás Guillén
10 July 1902, Cuban
Poet

Fitz-Greene HalleckFitz-Greene Halleck
08 July 1790, American
Poet

Edward BondEdward Bond
18 July 1934, British
Writer, Screenwriter, Playwright, Poet, Theatre
Dom MoraesDom Moraes
19 July 1938, Indian
Writer

Harold ActonHarold Acton
05 July 1904, British
Writer
Léon BloyLéon Bloy
11 July 1846, French
Writer, Poet, Essayist, Journalist, Novelist,

Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892, British
Writer

Alice Dunbar NelsonAlice Dunbar Nelson
19 July 1875, American
Poet
PolizianoPoliziano
14 July 1454, Italian
Poet

Robert DesnosRobert Desnos
04 July 1900, French
Poet
Tess GallagherTess Gallagher
21 July 1943, American
Poet

Margaret WalkerMargaret Walker
07 July 1915, American
novelist, poet, university teacher, writer

Miroslav KrležaMiroslav Krleža
07 July 1893, Croatian
Croatian author

Vasile AlecsandriVasile Alecsandri
21 July 1821, Moldovan
Poet
Elizabeth JenningsElizabeth Jennings
18 July 1926, British
Poet
A.D. HopeA.D. Hope
21 July 1907, Australian
Poet

Linda HoganLinda Hogan
16 July 1947, American
Poet

David DiopDavid Diop
09 July 1927, French
Poet

Ivan VazovIvan Vazov
27 June 1850, Bulgarian
Poet
Gottfried KellerGottfried Keller
19 July 1819, Swiss
Swiss poet

John CiardiJohn Ciardi
24 June 1916, American
Poet

Henry DumasHenry Dumas
20 July 1934, American
Writer

Abbas Mahmoud al-AqqadAbbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad
28 June 1889, Egyptian
Journalist

Jonas AistisJonas Aistis
17 July 1904, Lithuanian, American
Poet
William Irwin ThompsonWilliam Irwin Thompson
16 July 1938, American
Historian, Novelist, Poet, Mythographer

U.A. FanthorpeU.A. Fanthorpe
22 July 1929, British
Poet
Coventry PatmoreCoventry Patmore
23 July 1823, British
Poet

Friedrich Gottlieb KlopstockFriedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
02 July 1724, German
German poet
Manuel Vázquez MontalbánManuel Vázquez Montalbán
14 July 1939, Spanish
Writer
Luis Muñoz RiveraLuis Muñoz Rivera
17 July 1859, Puerto Rican
Poet