1929 - Richard Howard, born on the 13th of October in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a distinguished American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.
1951 - 1952 - A graduate of Columbia University with B.A and M.A.
1952 - 1953 - After reading French letters at the Sorbonne, he had a brief early career as a lexicographer.
1969 - Won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Untitled Subjects, which took for its subject dramatic imagined letters and monologues of 19th century historical figures.
1976 - He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of E. M. Cioran's A Short History of Decay.
1983 - Awarded by the American Book Award for his translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.
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