Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Poets, including Voltaire, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Samuel Johnson

18th Century Poets
Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Poets, including Voltaire, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Samuel Johnson.
VoltaireVoltaire

21 November 1694

30 May 1778

Paris

French

Scorpio

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

British

Sagittarius

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

23 April 1850

Kingdom of Great Britain

British

Aries

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 1749

22 March 1832

Frankfurt

German

Virgo

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

British,Welsh

Virgo

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

British,Scottish

Aquarius

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Scottish

Leo

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller

10 November 1759

09 May 1805

Marbach am Neckar

German

Scorpio

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley

08 May 1753

05 December 1784

West Africa

Taurus

Thomas MooreThomas Moore

28 May 1779

25 February 1852

Dublin, Ireland

Irish

Gemini

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Canadian,Irish,British

Scorpio

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

15 April 1765

Lomonossowo, Russia

Russian

Scorpio

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant

03 November 1794

12 June 1878

Cummington, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

British

Cancer

NovalisNovalis

02 May 1772

25 March 1801

Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony, Germany

German

Taurus

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

25 April 1800

Berkhamsted

British

Sagittarius

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

28 August 1859

Southgate, London

British

Libra

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

England

British

Leo

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine

21 October 1790

28 February 1869

Mâcon

French

Libra

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny

27 March 1797

17 September 1863

Loches

French

Aries

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

England

British

Libra

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham

13 July 1791

27 June 1839

London

Scottish

Cancer

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

British

Leo

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

British

Libra

Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II

24 October 1775

07 November 1862

Delhi

Indian

Scorpio

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key

01 August 1779

11 January 1843

Carroll County

American

Leo

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine

13 December 1797

17 February 1856

Düsseldorf, Germany

German

Sagittarius

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

04 September 1768

04 July 1848

Saint-Malo

French

Virgo

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing

22 January 1729

15 February 1781

Kamenz

German

Aquarius

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi

29 June 1798

14 June 1837

Recanati

Cancer

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

21 November 1811

Frankfurt (Oder)

German

Libra

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

30 July 1771

London

British

Capricorn

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

British

Scorpio

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan

30 October 1751

07 July 1816

Dublin

Irish

Scorpio

Mirza GhalibMirza Ghalib

27 December 1797

15 February 1869

Agra

Indian

Capricorn

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir

1722 AD

20 September 1810

Agra

Indian

Hannah MoreHannah More

02 February 1745

07 September 1833

Fishponds

British

Aquarius

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

10 May 1760

26 June 1836

Lons-le-Saunier

French

Taurus

Waris ShahWaris Shah

1722 AD

1798 AD

Jandiala Sher Khan

Pakistani

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa

15 June 1763

05 January 1828

Shinano Province

Japanese

Gemini

Joel BarlowJoel Barlow

24 March 1754

26 December 1812

Redding

American

Aries

Andrés BelloAndrés Bello

29 November 1781

15 October 1865

Caracas

Chilean,Venezuelan

Sagittarius

Thomas HoodThomas Hood

23 May 1799

03 May 1845

London

British

Gemini

August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel

08 September 1767

12 May 1845

Hanover

German

Virgo

James HoggJames Hogg

09 December 1770

21 November 1835

Ettrick, Scotland

Sagittarius

Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf

26 May 1700

04 May 1760

Dresden

German

Gemini

Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso

30 January 1781

21 August 1838

Châlons-en-Champagne

German

Aquarius

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery

04 November 1771

30 April 1854

Irvine, United Kingdom

British

Scorpio

Ernst Moritz ArndtErnst Moritz Arndt

26 December 1769

29 January 1860

Groß Schoritz

German

Capricorn

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig

08 September 1783

02 September 1872

Udby

Danish

Virgo

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky

29 January 1783

24 April 1852

Tula

Russian

Aquarius

John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman

06 July 1755

07 December 1826

York

British

Cancer

Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill

31 January 1731

04 November 1764

Westminster, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri

16 January 1749

08 October 1803

Asti

Capricorn

Anna SewardAnna Seward

12 December 1747

25 March 1809

Lichfield, United Kingdom

British

Sagittarius

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

London Borough of Harrow

British

Aquarius

Ferenc KazinczyFerenc Kazinczy

27 October 1759

23 August 1831

Șimian

Hungarian

Scorpio

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

01 September 1789

04 June 1849

Clonmel

British

Virgo

Robert PollokRobert Pollok

19 October 1798

15 September 1827

Renfrewshire

British

Libra

Anne GrantAnne Grant

21 February 1755

07 November 1838

Glasgow

British

Pisces

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld

20 June 1743

09 March 1825

Kibworth Harcourt

Liechtensteiner,British

Gemini

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