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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.
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

Taurus

J R R TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Capricorn

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

Leo

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley

12 October 1875

01 December 1947

Leamington Spa

Libra

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

Sagittarius

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

18 January 1936

India

Capricorn

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

23 April 1850

Kingdom of Great Britain

Aries

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

Virgo

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer

04 September 1903

25 October 1400

London

Virgo

John MiltonJohn Milton

09 December 1608

08 November 1674

Cheapside, City of London, United Kingdom

Sagittarius

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

Scorpio

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy

02 June 1840

11 January 1928

England

Gemini

William Morris William Morris

24 March 1834

03 October 1896

Walthamstow, England

Aries

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte

21 April 1816

31 March 1855

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Taurus

Ted HughesTed Hughes

17 August 1930

28 October 1998

Mytholmroyd

Leo

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

02 March 1930

Eastwood

Virgo

George EliotGeorge Eliot

22 November 1819

22 December 1880

Warwickshire, England

Scorpio

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen

18 March 1893

04 November 1918

Oswestry

Pisces

John DonneJohn Donne

22 January 1572

31 March 1631

London, England

Aquarius

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

Leo

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden

21 February 1907

29 September 1973

York

Pisces

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope

21 May 1688

30 May 1744

London

Taurus

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

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne

18 January 1882

31 January 1956

Kilburn, London

Capricorn

Ben JonsonBen Jonson

11 June 1572

06 August 1637

Westminster, London, England

Gemini

Robert BrowningRobert Browning

07 May 1812

12 December 1889

Camberwell

Taurus

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon

08 September 1886

01 September 1967

Matfield, Kent, England

Virgo

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning

06 March 1806

29 June 1861

Kelloe, Durham, England

Pisces

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin

09 August 1922

02 December 1985

Coventry

Leo

Robert GravesRobert Graves

24 July 1895

07 December 1985

Wimbledon

Leo

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet

20 March 1612

16 September 1672

Northampton

Pisces

John DrydenJohn Dryden

09 August 1631

12 May 1700

Northamptonshire, England

Leo

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

Capricorn

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

24 December 1822

15 April 1888

Laleham

Capricorn

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke

03 August 1887

23 April 1915

Rugby

Leo

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis

16 April 1922

22 October 1995

England

Aries

Aphra BehnAphra Behn

10 July 1640

16 April 1689

Canterbury

Cancer

John GayJohn Gay

30 June 1685

04 December 1732

Barnstaple

Cancer

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

London Borough of Hackney

Scorpio

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

Cancer

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell

31 March 1621

16 August 1678

Winestead, England

Aries

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman

26 March 1859

30 April 1936

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Aries

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison

01 May 1672

17 June 1719

Milston

Taurus

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

25 April 1800

Berkhamsted

Sagittarius

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Capricorn

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

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

28 August 1859

Southgate, London

Libra

Edward YoungEdward Young

03 July 1683

05 April 1765

Upham

Cancer

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

15 June 1877

London

Aries

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell

24 October 1932

20 December 2008

Hampstead Heath

Scorpio

A. C. BensonA. C. Benson

24 April 1862

17 June 1925

Taurus

T S EliotT S Eliot

26 September 1888

04 January 1965

US

Libra

Amy LevyAmy Levy

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

Scorpio

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

England

Libra

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis

27 April 1904

22 May 1972

Ballintubber

Taurus

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

England

Leo

Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador

06 December 1952

Luton

Sagittarius

Lord ByronLord Byron

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

Dover, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

07 July 1930

Edinburgh

Gemini

MorrisseyMorrissey

22 May 1959

Manchester

Gemini

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

04 January 1965

St. Louis

Libra

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe

26 February 1564

30 May 1593

Canterbury, England

Pisces

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

Leo

DonovanDonovan

10 May 1946

Glasgow

Taurus

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

Libra

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

14 June 1936

Kensington

Gemini

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr

31 October 1963

Manchester

Scorpio

Vera BrittainVera Brittain

29 December 1893

29 March 1970

Newcastle-under-Lyme

Capricorn

Laurie LeeLaurie Lee

26 June 1914

13 May 1997

Stroud

Cancer

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

23 February 1942

Vienna

Sagittarius

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti

12 May 1828

09 April 1882

London

Taurus

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin

22 May 1950

Sleaford

Gemini

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti

05 December 1830

29 December 1894

London

Sagittarius

Michael RosenMichael Rosen

07 May 1946

Harrow

Taurus

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes

01 April 1960

London

Aries

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers

13 June 1893

17 December 1957

Oxford

Gemini

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald

10 December 1824

18 September 1905

Huntly

Sagittarius

William CongreveWilliam Congreve

24 January 1670

19 January 1729

Leeds

Aquarius

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins

28 July 1844

08 June 1889

London

Leo

Nik KershawNik Kershaw

01 March 1958

Bristol

Pisces

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah

15 April 1958

Birmingham

Aries

John BetjemanJohn Betjeman

28 August 1906

19 May 1984

London

Virgo

Diana VickersDiana Vickers

30 July 1991

Blackburn

Leo

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka

01 March 1886

22 February 1980

Pöchlarn

Pisces

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski

18 January 1908

22 August 1974

Łódź

Capricorn

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

30 July 1771

London

Capricorn

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier

1569 AD

1645 AD

Bishopsgate

Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne

05 April 1837

10 April 1909

London

Aries

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

Scorpio

John TavenerJohn Tavener

28 January 1944

12 November 2013

London

Aquarius

Anne AskewAnne Askew

1521 AD

16 July 1546

Stallingborough

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë

26 June 1817

24 September 1848

Yorkshire

Cancer

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal

25 July 1829

11 February 1862

Holborn

Leo

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse

29 January 1931

London

Aquarius

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