1897 – Born on the 5th of May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
1916-1917 – Burke attended Ohio State University for only a semester, then studied at Columbia University.
– He was a lifelong interpreter of Shakespeare, and was also significantly influenced by Thorstein Veblen.
– Burke corresponded with a number of literary critics, thinkers, and writers over the years, including William Carlos Williams, Malcolm Cowley, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate, Ralph Ellison, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Toomer, Hart Crane,and Marianne Moore.
1930 – Burke resisted being pigeonholed as a follower of any philosophical or political school of thought, and had a notable and very public break with the Marxists who dominated the literary criticism.
1993 – Died on the 119th of November.