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List of famous British poets with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Poets from English speaking nations such as Great Britain and the United States have penned some of the finest pieces of literature. Britain in particular, has produced many such great minds who have expressed many of their thoughts through hymns and poems. These poets have incorporated different aspects of daily life such as nature, romance, and the various problems plaguing the society in their work. Some of the famous poets from Britain are Robert Adamson, Mark Akenside, William Cowper and Richard Arlington. William Cowper alone has penned around 89 poems, such as ‘Abuse of the Gospel’, ‘Exhortation to Prayer’, ‘For the Poor’, and ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way’. The poems penned by Richard Arlington, such as ‘At The British Museum’, ‘Bombardment’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Daisy’ created a great impression amongst readers which were inspired by the poet’s daily life. Rudyard Kipling, who is well known for his well-acclaimed story ‘Jungle Book’, has also written a dozen poems such as the ‘Disciples’, ‘The Ballad of East and West’, as well as ‘Gunga Din’. Here’s we bring you the collection of biographies of a few famous poets from Britain. Try to gather everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to them.
A. A. MilneA. A. Milne

18 January 1882

31 January 1956

Kilburn, London

Capricorn

A. C. BensonA. C. Benson

24 April 1862

17 June 1925

Taurus

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman

26 March 1859

30 April 1936

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Aries

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell

24 October 1932

20 December 2008

Hampstead Heath

Scorpio

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

Leo

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley

12 October 1875

01 December 1947

Leamington Spa

Libra

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope

21 May 1688

30 May 1744

London

Taurus

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson

05 August 1809

06 October 1892

Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

Leo

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes

16 September 1880

28 June 1958

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Amy LevyAmy Levy

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

Scorpio

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell

31 March 1621

16 August 1678

Winestead, England

Aries

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet

20 March 1612

16 September 1672

Northampton

Pisces

Aphra BehnAphra Behn

10 July 1640

16 April 1689

Canterbury

Cancer

Ben JonsonBen Jonson

11 June 1572

06 August 1637

Westminster, London, England

Gemini

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis

27 April 1904

22 May 1972

Ballintubber

Taurus

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

Capricorn

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

15 June 1877

London

Aries

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte

21 April 1816

31 March 1855

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Taurus

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

02 March 1930

Eastwood

Virgo

Edward YoungEdward Young

03 July 1683

05 April 1765

Upham

Cancer

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning

06 March 1806

29 June 1861

Kelloe, Durham, England

Pisces

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

Leo

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer

04 September 1903

25 October 1400

London

Virgo

George EliotGeorge Eliot

22 November 1819

22 December 1880

Warwickshire, England

Scorpio

George HerbertGeorge Herbert

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

Aries

Harold PinterHarold Pinter

10 October 1930

24 December 2008

Metropolitan Borough of Hackney

Libra

J R R TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

London Borough of Hackney

Scorpio

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

Cancer

John DonneJohn Donne

22 January 1572

31 March 1631

London, England

Aquarius

John DrydenJohn Dryden

09 August 1631

12 May 1700

Northamptonshire, England

Leo

John GayJohn Gay

30 June 1685

04 December 1732

Barnstaple

Cancer

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

Scorpio

John MiltonJohn Milton

09 December 1608

08 November 1674

London

Sagittarius

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison

01 May 1672

17 June 1719

Milston

Taurus

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis

16 April 1922

22 October 1995

England

Aries

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

28 August 1859

Southgate, London

Libra

Lord ByronLord Byron

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

England

Aquarius

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

24 December 1822

15 April 1888

Laleham

Capricorn

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

England

Leo

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin

09 August 1922

02 December 1985

Coventry

Leo

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Robert BrowningRobert Browning

07 May 1812

12 December 1889

Camberwell

Taurus

Robert GravesRobert Graves

24 July 1895

07 December 1985

Wimbledon

Leo

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

18 January 1936

India

Capricorn

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke

03 August 1887

23 April 1915

Rugby

Leo

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

England

Libra

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon

08 September 1886

01 September 1967

Matfield, Kent, England

Virgo

T S EliotT S Eliot

26 September 1888

04 January 1965

US

Libra

Ted HughesTed Hughes

17 August 1930

28 October 1998

Mytholmroyd

Leo

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy

02 June 1840

11 January 1928

England

Gemini

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden

21 February 1907

29 September 1973

York

Pisces

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen

18 March 1893

04 November 1918

Oswestry

Pisces

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

Sagittarius

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

25 April 1800

Berkhamsted

Sagittarius

William Morris William Morris

24 March 1834

03 October 1896

Walthamstow, England

Aries

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

23 April 1850

Kingdom of Great Britain

Aries

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson

09 April 1865

04 October 1904

Stoke Bishop

Aries

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron TennysonAlfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

05 August 1809

06 October 1892

Somersby, Lincolnshire

Leo

Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne

05 April 1837

10 April 1909

London

Aries

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld

20 June 1743

09 March 1825

Kibworth Harcourt

Gemini

Anna SewardAnna Seward

12 December 1742

25 March 1809

Lichfield, United Kingdom

Sagittarius

Anna WickhamAnna Wickham

1884 AD

1947 AD

Wimbledon, London

Anne AskewAnne Askew

1521 AD

16 July 1546

Stallingborough

Anne GrantAnne Grant

21 February 1755

07 November 1838

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Pisces

Anthony BlackburnAnthony Blackburn

10 February 1916

13 August 1977

Aquarius

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë

26 June 1817

24 September 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

Cancer

Brion GysinBrion Gysin

19 January 1916

13 July 1986

Taplow, United Kingdom

Capricorn

Christina Georgina RossettiChristina Georgina Rossetti

05 December 1830

29 December 1894

London

Sagittarius

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti

05 December 1830

29 December 1894

London

Sagittarius

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy

29 April 1863

29 April 1933

Alexandria

Taurus

Edward FitzGeraldEdward FitzGerald

31 March 1809

14 June 1883

Bredfield House

Aries

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier

1569 AD

1645 AD

Bishopsgate

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes

01 April 1960

London

Aries

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

London Borough of Harrow

Aquarius

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins

28 July 1844

08 June 1889

Stratford, London

Leo

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

28 July 1844

08 June 1889

Leo

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery

04 November 1771

30 April 1854

Scorpio

John BetjemanJohn Betjeman

28 August 1906

19 May 1984

Gospel Oak

Virgo

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of RochesterJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

01 April 1647

26 July 1680

Oxfordshire

Aries

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

Scorpio

Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon

10 August 1869

10 March 1943

Lancaster

Leo

Louis MacNeiceLouis MacNeice

12 September 1907

03 September 1963

Belfast

Virgo

Mary AstellMary Astell

12 November 1666

11 May 1731

Newcastle upon Tyne

Scorpio

Michael DraytonMichael Drayton

1563 AD

23 December 1631

Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon

20 June 1951

Portadown

Gemini

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

Leo

Robert ServiceRobert Service

29 October 1947

11 September 1958

United Kingdom

Scorpio

Robert SouthRobert South

04 September 1634

08 July 1716

Virgo

Roger McGoughRoger McGough

09 November 1937

Litherland

Scorpio

Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler

08 December 1612

25 September 1680

Sagittarius

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield

Virgo

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St. Mary, Devon, England

Libra

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender

28 February 1909

16 July 1995

Kensington

Pisces

Stevie SmithStevie Smith

20 September 1902

07 March 1971

Kingston upon Hull

Virgo

Thomas HoodThomas Hood

23 May 1799

03 May 1845

Gemini

Thomas TraheyronThomas Traheyron

1636 AD

10 October 1674

Thomas TusserThomas Tusser

1524 AD

1580 AD

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