Lived: June 3, 1926 to April 5, 1997
Birth place: Newark, New Jersey
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a famous American poet. One of his more known work was "Howl," a poem celebrating his friends of the Beat Generation.
Ginsberg was borned to a Jewish family and later in life found interest in Tibetan Buddhism. He lived in San Francisco for many years with Peter Orlovsky, his life-long lover. They were active in free speech, gay rights, and justice.