Vitsentzos Kornaros was born onthisday in history March 29th 1553 A.D. and died in the year of 1613/14 (exact date is unknown). He was a cretan poet who wrote Romantic epic poem which was called Erotokritos. He wrote in Vernacular Greek and was seen as a leading figure to the Cretan Renaissance.

He was considered one the greatest of all the cretan poets and he was a central figure to the Greek Poetry.

Kornaros was the son of Venetian-Cretan aristocrat and a scion of the noble family of Carano.