Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

RumiRumi
30 September 1207, Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet

Virgil Virgil
15 October 0070, Ancient Roman
Poet

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American
Poet

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
20 October 1854, French
Poet

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American
Poet

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist
Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American
Writer

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish
Writer

LucretiusLucretius
15 October 0099, Ancient Roman
Philosopher

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879, American
Poet

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine
21 October 1790, French
Writer
Ivan BuninIvan Bunin
22 October 1870, Russian
Writer

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784, British
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Mário de AndradeMário de Andrade
09 October 1893, Brazilian
Poet

John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887, American
Journalist, Poet
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet

Fran LevstikFran Levstik
28 September 1831, Slovenian
Writer
Mariela GrifforMariela Griffor
29 September 1961, Chilean
Poet, Publisher, Diplomat

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet

Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek
20 October 1920, Slovenian
Playwright
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987, Ghanaian, British
Actress
Michael MadsenMichael Madsen
25 September 1957, American
Actor

Stephen GyllenhaalStephen Gyllenhaal
04 October 1949, American
Director

Talib KweliTalib Kweli
03 October 1975, American
Poet, Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer
Rupi KaurRupi Kaur
04 October 1992, Canadian
Poet

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Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,
Víctor JaraVíctor Jara
28 September 1932, Chilean
Teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923, Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Majrooh SultanpuriMajrooh Sultanpuri
01 October 1919, Indian
Author, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow
03 October 1947, American
Poet
Julian CopeJulian Cope
21 October 1957, Welsh
Singer-songwriter

Lu XunLu Xun
25 September 1881, Chinese
Writer, Essayist, Poet, Literary critic,

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941, Nigerian
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

Nicholas RoerichNicholas Roerich
09 October 1874, Russian
Philosopher, Painter, Choreographer, Writer,
Adam MickiewiczAdam Mickiewicz
24 September 1798, Polish
poet

Mikhail LermontovMikhail Lermontov
15 October 1814, Russian
writer

Vallathol Narayana MenonVallathol Narayana Menon
16 October 1878, Indian
Author

Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
18 October 1951, American
American author

Ntozake ShangeNtozake Shange
18 October 1948, American
Playwright
Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777, German
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

Marsilio FicinoMarsilio Ficino
19 October 1433, Italian
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric, Astrologer, Poet
K. Shivaram KaranthK. Shivaram Karanth
10 October 1902, Indian
Author, Poet

Mark HaddonMark Haddon
26 September 1962, British
Writer

Peter AckroydPeter Ackroyd
05 October 1949, British
Writer
Georges BrassensGeorges Brassens
22 October 1921, French
Singer

James Whitcomb RileyJames Whitcomb Riley
07 October 1849, American
Author
Guido von ListGuido von List
05 October 1848
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Astrologer

Dory PrevinDory Previn
22 October 1925, American
Singer

Vinicius de MoraesVinicius de Moraes
19 October 1913, Brazilian
Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat,

Louis AragonLouis Aragon
03 October 1897, French
Writer, Journalist, Politician, Poet, Novelist,

François MauriacFrançois Mauriac
11 October 1885, French
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Playwright,
Roland PenroseRoland Penrose
14 October 1900, British
Artist

Helen WillsHelen Wills
06 October 1905, American
Tennis player, Writer, Autobiographer, Poet

Helen Hunt JacksonHelen Hunt Jackson
15 October 1830, American
Poet

Georg BüchnerGeorg Büchner
17 October 1813, Swiss, German
Writer
W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
30 September 1927, American
Poet, Writer, Translator

Chand BardaiChand Bardai
30 September 1149, Indian
author
Eavan BolandEavan Boland
24 September 1944, Irish
Poet

William EmpsonWilliam Empson
27 September 1906, British
Literary Critic

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906, Italian
Novelist
Robert BridgesRobert Bridges
23 October 1844, British
Poet

Vladimir VoinovichVladimir Voinovich
26 September 1932, Russian
Author
Michael McClureMichael McClure
20 October 1932, American
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785, British
Novelist

Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856, French, British
Writer
John Cowper PowysJohn Cowper Powys
08 October 1872, British
Philosopher

Robert PinskyRobert Pinsky
20 October 1940, American
poet, writer, literary critic
Sohrab SepehriSohrab Sepehri
07 October 1928, Iranian
Painter, Poet, Writer

Diane AckermanDiane Ackerman
07 October 1948, American
Poet, Author, Writer

Paul MonettePaul Monette
16 October 1945, American
Author

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793, British
Poet
P. Kunhiraman NairP. Kunhiraman Nair
04 October 1905, Indian
 
Thomas TraherneThomas Traherne
10 October 1636, British
Poet

Aleksis KiviAleksis Kivi
10 October 1834, Finnish
Finnish author

John Addington SymondsJohn Addington Symonds
05 October 1840, British
Poet

Okwui EnwezorOkwui Enwezor
23 October 1963, Nigerian
Curator
Adam Lindsay GordonAdam Lindsay Gordon
19 October 1833, Australian, Portuguese
Poet

Cherríe MoragaCherríe Moraga
25 September 1952, Mexican
Writer, Poet

Arna BontempsArna Bontemps
13 October 1902, American
Author, Writer

Louis UntermeyerLouis Untermeyer
01 October 1885, American
Author

Adalbert StifterAdalbert Stifter
23 October 1805, Austrian
Writer
Masaoka ShikiMasaoka Shiki
14 October 1867, Japanese
Poet

Alain-FournierAlain-Fournier
03 October 1886, French
French author
Michael StrangeMichael Strange
01 October 1890, American
Poet

Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer
Mikhail NaimyMikhail Naimy
17 October 1889, Lebanese
Poet
Robert FitzgeraldRobert Fitzgerald
12 October 1910, American
Poet