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Today is the birthday of Ramón de Campoamor (1817 – 1901). He was a Spanish realist poet and philosopher, was born at Navia. The poet himself declared that a dolora is a "dramatic humorada", and that a "pequeño poema" is a dolora on a larger scale. These definitions are unsatisfactory. More information about Campoamor and his poems on PoemHunter: Happy Birthday Ramón de Campoamor!


Today is the birthday of Lope de Vega (1562-1635). He was a Spanish playwright and poet. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature. More information about Lope de Vega and his poems on Poemhunter…


Today is the birthday of Paul Éluard (1895-1952) a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement with Louis Aragon and André Breton among others and one of the important lyrical poets of the 20th century. Many of his works reflect the major events of the century, such as the World Wars, the Resistance against the Nazis. More information about Éluard and his poems on Poemhunter: Happy Birthday Paul Éluard!


Today is the birthday of Wisława Szymborska, born in 1923. She was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she later resided in Kraków until the end of her life. She was described as a "Mozart of Poetry". In Poland, Szymborska's books have reached sales rivaling prominent prose authors.


Today is the birthday of Paul-Marie Verlaine born in 30 March 1844. He was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement and died in 8 January 1896. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry. For more information about him and poems on Poemhunter: Happy Birthday Paul Verlaine!


Today is the birthday of Tristan Corbière, born in 1845. He was a French poet born in Coat-Congar, Ploujean, near Morlaix in Brittany, where he lived most of his life and where he died. His work was little known until Paul Verlaine included him in his gallery of poètes maudits (accursed poets), but Verlaine's recommendation was enough to get his work noticed and established him as one of the masters acknowledged by the Symbolists.


Today is the birthday of Algernon Charles Swinburne, born in 1837. He was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. More information about Swinburne and his poems: Happy Birthday Algernon Charles Swinburne!


Today is the birtday of Lewis Carroll (1832–1898) He was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. More information about Carroll and his poems on Poemhunter: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll!


Today is the birthday of Steen Steensen Blicher (1782-1848). He's an author and poet from Denmark. More information about Blicher and his poems on Poemhunter:


Today is the birthday of Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker (1926–1962), professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. A poem in memory of Marilyn Monroe: "Love And Marilyn Monroe" by Delmore Schwartz Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!


Today is the birthday of Hungarian poet Attila József, born in 1905. Attila József is the best known of the modern Hungarian poets internationally. His poems have been translated into many languages and he is taught in world literature classes around the globe. Hailed during the communist era of the 1950s as Hungary's great "proletarian poet", his life, personality, and works are now being re-evaluated with the current celebrations of the centenary of his birth.


Today is the birthday of Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744). He was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Learn more about Alexander Pope and read his poems: Happy Birthday Alexander Pope!


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10 Surprising Facts About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) enlisted in the United States Army as a private in 1827. That same year, he released his first book, a 40-page collection of poetry, Tamerlane and Other Poems, attributed with the byline "by a Bostonian".


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Antonio Machado, uno de los poetas españoles más representativos de la Generación del 98, falleció un 22 de febrero de 1939.


Baudelaire fue un poeta, crítico de arte y traductor francés. Fue llamado poeta maldito, debido a su vida de bohemia y excesos, y a la visión del mal que impregna su obra. Las influencias más importantes sobre él fueron Théophile Gautier, Joseph de Maistre (de quien dijo que le había enseñado a pensar) y, en particular, Edgar Allan Poe, a quien tradujo extensamente.


El escritor romántico extremeño José de Espronceda dijo de Salamanca en su obra 'El Estudiante de Salamanca': "La famosa Salamanca/insigne en armas y letras/patria de ilustres varones/noble archivo de la cis ciencias".


Claudio Rodríguez , nace en Zamora en 1934, premio Adonais de poesia con "Don de la ebriedad" a los 18 años. Nacional de poesia en 1983. Premio Príncipe de Asturias en 1993.