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1784 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).



  • About this year, the Sturm und Drang movement ended in German literature (including poetry) and music, which began in the late 1760s. The conventional translation is "Storm and Stress"; a more literal translation, however, might be "storm and urge", "storm and longing", "storm and drive" or "storm and impulse".
  • Phillis Wheatley advertises in the September issue of The Boston Magazine for subscribers to a volume of poetry she proposes to publish, but the volume never appears, apparently for lack of support; United States
  • United Kingdom

  • Anonymous, Rolliad
  • Mary Alcock, The Air Balloon
  • Thomas Chatterton, A Supplement to the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton, poetry and prose (see also, Miscellanies 1778), published posthumously (died 1770)
  • Richard Jago, Poems, Moral and Descriptive
  • Anna Seward, Louisa: A poetical novel
  • Charlotte Turner Smith, Elegaic Sonnets, and Other Essays (see also Elegaic Sonnets 1797)
  • Helen Maria Williams:
  • An Ode on the Peace
  • Peru
  • Other

  • Évariste de Parny, Élégies, France
  • Births

    Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • January 31 – Bernard Barton (died 1849), English Quaker poet
  • May 18 – William Tennant (died 1848), Scottish poet
  • July 27 – Denis Davydov (died 1839), Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars, inventor of a specific genre — hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado
  • October 19 – Leigh Hunt (died 1859), English critic, essayist, poet and writer
  • November 17 – Julia Nyberg (died 1854), Swedish poet and songwriter
  • December 7 – Allan Cunningham (died 1842), Scottish poet and author
  • Deaths

    Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • January 17 – Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 (born 1716), Japanese, Edo period poet and painter; along with Matsuo Bashō and Kobayashi Issa, considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period and one of the greatest haiku poets of all time (surname: Yosa)
  • February 2 – Henry Alline (born 1748), American-born Canadian preacher and hymn-writer
  • February 14 – Charlotta Löfgren (born 1720), Swedish poet
  • March 17 – Anne Penny (born 1729), Welsh-born poet
  • May 20 – Alexander Ross (born 1699), Scottish poet
  • November 1 – Jean-Jacques Lefranc, Marquis de Pompignan (born 1709), French man of letters
  • December 5 – Phillis Wheatley (born 1753), American poet, died in poverty while working on a second book of poetry, subsequently lost
  • December 13 – Dr. Samuel Johnson (born 1709), English writer, poet, lexicographer, editor and literary critic
  • Lê Quý Đôn (born 1726), Vietnamese, philosopher, poet, encyclopedist and government official
  • References

    1784 in poetry Wikipedia

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