January 30

Lady Anne Clifford

Lady Anne Clifford (born January 30, 1590) – British diarist, activist for women’s legal rights – The Knole Diary (ca. 1603-1676)

Read about Anne Clifford in the Encyclopedia of World Biography


Read a detailed biography of Lady Anne here:


Lady Ann Clifford's journals here:


Jack Spicer

Jack Spicer (born January 30, 1925) – U.S. poet

Read about Jack Spicer here

This ocean, humiliating in its disguises
Tougher than anything.
No one listens to poetry. The ocean
Does not mean to be listened to ...

Read the entire poem at the As It Ought To Be blog

André Bjerke

André Bjerke (born January 30, 1918) – Norwegian poet and novelist

Read more about Bjerke here

Read a translation of Bjerke's poem "Amor Fati" here

Read a Norwegian language article about Bjerke here

Anton Tammsaare

Anton Tammsaare (born January 30, 1878) – Estonian novelist, playwright – Tõde ja õigus I-V, 1926-33 – Trubornth and Justice, Vol.1-5

Read the
Authors Calendar biography of Anton Tammsaare here