Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Poets, including William Shakespeare, James VI and I, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne and George Herbert

16th Century Poets
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Poets, including William Shakespeare, James VI and I, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne and George Herbert.
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

23 April 1564

23 April 1616

Stratford-upon-Avon

British

Taurus

John DonneJohn Donne

22 January 1572

31 March 1631

London, England

British

Aquarius

MirabaiMirabai

1498 AD

1557 AD

Kudki

Indian

George HerbertGeorge Herbert

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

British,Welsh

Aries

Ben JonsonBen Jonson

11 June 1572

06 August 1637

Westminster, London, England

British

Gemini

James VI and IJames VI and I

19 June 1566

Edinburgh

Gemini

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe

26 February 1564

30 May 1593

Canterbury, England

British

Pisces

TukaramTukaram

1608 AD

1650 AD

Dehu

Indian

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana

17 December 1556

22 April 2017

Lahore

Indian

Sagittarius

Lope de VegaLope de Vega

25 November 1562

27 August 1635

Madrid

Spanish

Sagittarius

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier

1569 AD

1645 AD

Bishopsgate

British

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco

25 March 1546

22 July 1591

Venice

Italian,Filipino

Aries

Anne AskewAnne Askew

1521 AD

26 July 1546

Stallingborough

British

Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso

11 March 1544

25 April 1595

Sorrento

Italian

Pisces

Pierre de RonsardPierre de Ronsard

11 September 1524

27 December 1585

La Possonnière castle

French

Virgo

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton

18 April 1580

04 July 1627

London

British

Aries

Bihari LalBihari Lal

1595 AD

1663 AD

Gwalior

Indian

Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina

24 March 1579

Madrid

Spanish

Aries

Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel

17 November 1587

05 February 1679

Cologne

Scorpio

Michael DraytonMichael Drayton

1563 AD

23 December 1631

Hartshill, United Kingdom

British

Thomas TusserThomas Tusser

1524 AD

03 May 1580

England, United Kingdom

British

Mikołaj RejMikołaj Rej

04 February 1505

04 October 1569

Zhuravno

Polish

Aquarius

William DrummondWilliam Drummond

13 December 1585

04 December 1649

Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian

Scottish

Sagittarius

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