Basho was born in 1644

His name was originally Matsuo Basho

He is famous for making haiku poems

he started making poems when he became a servant for Tōdō Yoshitada

one of Basho's poems that he made was called "A Strange Flower"

a strange flower

for birds and butterflies

the autumn sky

This specific type of poem is called a haiku

In 1694 Basho died of a illness