17th Century Poets
VoltaireVoltaire
21 November 1694, French
Writer
John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608, British
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667, Irish
Author and Satirist

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621, British
Poet

John GayJohn Gay
30 June 1685, British
Dramatist & Poet
Angelus SilesiusAngelus Silesius
25 December 1624, German
Priest

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683, British
Poet
BashoBasho
1644 AD, Japanese
Poet

James VI and IJames VI and I
19 June 1566
Poet, Writer

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,
Charles PerraultCharles Perrault
12 January 1628, French
Writer, Poet, Children's writer, Screenwriter,

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of RochesterJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
01 April 1647
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Samarth RamdasSamarth Ramdas
1608 AD, Indian
Poet

Jean de La FontaineJean de La Fontaine
08 July 1621, French
Writer, Poet, Lawyer

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689
Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright
William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626, Italian
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,
James Graham, 1st Marquess of MontroseJames Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
25 October 1612, Scottish
Poet, Writer

Rahman BabaRahman Baba
1632 AD, Pakistani
poet, writer

Colley CibberColley Cibber
06 November 1671
Actor, Playwright, Poet, Writer

Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
17 April 1621, Welsh
Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer
Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist
Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel
17 November 1587, Dutch
Poet, Playwright, Writer

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
11 February 1657, French
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist,

Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
03 February 1612, British
Writer, Poet,

Aaron HillAaron Hill
10 February 1685, British
Poet, Playwright, Essayist
Robert SouthRobert South
04 September 1634, British
Theologian

Alexander BromeAlexander Brome
1620 AD, British
Poet, Translator

Thomas TraheyronThomas Traheyron
1636 AD, British