• Born date: 1926-06-03
  • Born in: New Jersey
  • Death date: 1997-04-05
  • Death in: United states
Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (/ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, economic materialism and sexual repression.