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

TukaramTukaram
1608 AD, Indian
Saint, Poet
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640, British
Playwright

Abdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
17 December 1556, Indian
Poet

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet
Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621, British
Poet

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet
Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
31 December 1569, 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
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

Samarth RamdasSamarth Ramdas
1608 AD, Indian
Poet

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of RochesterJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
01 April 1647
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Jean de La FontaineJean de La Fontaine
08 July 1621, French
Writer, Poet, Lawyer

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of BuckinghamGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
30 January 1628, British
Politician

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator

James Graham, 1st Marquess of MontroseJames Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose
25 October 1612, Scottish
Poet
Richard BaxterRichard Baxter
12 November 1615, British
Poet

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
Thomas NasheThomas Nashe
31 October 1567, British
Playwright

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626, Italian
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,

François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647, British
Former Lord Privy Seal

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Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
17 April 1621, Welsh
Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer
Mary SidneyMary Sidney
27 October 1561, British
Countess

Rahman BabaRahman Baba
1632 AD, Pakistani
poet, writer

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

Ivan GundulićIvan Gundulić
08 January 1589, Croatian
Poet
Richard LovelaceRichard Lovelace
09 December 1617, British
Poet
Nicolas Boileau-DespréauxNicolas Boileau-Despréaux
01 November 1636, French
Poet

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD, British
British author

Thomas TraherneThomas Traherne
10 October 1636, British
Poet

Bernard Le Bovier de FontenelleBernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
11 February 1657, French
Philosopher, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Satirist,
Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of DorsetThomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset
1536 AD, British
Poet

Nahum TateNahum Tate
1652 AD, Irish
Poet

Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel
17 November 1587, Dutch
Poet, Playwright, Writer

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron BrookeFulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
03 October 1554, British
Writer
Thomas CarewThomas Carew
1595 AD, British
Poet

Richard CrashawRichard Crashaw
1612 AD, British
Poet
William Alexander, 1st Earl of StirlingWilliam Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling
1567 AD, Scottish
Courtier

Thomas OverburyThomas Overbury
18 June 1581, British
Poet

Constantijn HuygensConstantijn Huygens
04 September 1596, Netherlands Antilles
Poet
Henry WottonHenry Wotton
30 March 1568, British
Author

BahinabaiBahinabai
1628 AD, Indian
Poet
Thomas ShadwellThomas Shadwell
1642 AD, British
Poet

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor
1642 AD, British, American
Poet

Samuel DanielSamuel Daniel
1562 AD, British
Poet

Paul ScarronPaul Scarron
04 July 1610, French
Poet

Charles CottonCharles Cotton
28 April 1630, British
Poet
Miklós ZrínyiMiklós Zrínyi
05 January 1620, Croatian, Hungarian
Military Leader

Karel van ManderKarel van Mander
30 April 1548, Belgian, Dutch
Painter

Andreas GryphiusAndreas Gryphius
11 October 1616, German, Polish
Poet

Gervase MarkhamGervase Markham
1568 AD, British
Poet
Giambattista MarinoGiambattista Marino
14 October 1569, Italian
Poet

Francis Daniel PastoriusFrancis Daniel Pastorius
26 September 1651, German, American
Educator
Jan LuykenJan Luyken
16 April 1649, Dutch
Poet

Hallgrímur PéturssonHallgrímur Pétursson
1614 AD, Icelander
Poet

Katherine PhilipsKatherine Philips
01 January 1632, British
Poet
Saib TabriziSaib Tabrizi
1592 AD, Iranian
Poet

Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of LeicesterRobert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester
19 November 1563, British
Statesman
François de MalherbeFrançois de Malherbe
1555 AD, French
Poet

John Davies (poet)John Davies (poet)
16 April 1569, British
Poet

Adriano BanchieriAdriano Banchieri
03 September 1568, Italian
Composer
Martin OpitzMartin Opitz
23 December 1597, German, Polish
Poet

Anthony MundayAnthony Munday
1560 AD, British
Playwright
John MarstonJohn Marston
07 October 1576, British
Poet

George SandysGeorge Sandys
02 March 1578, British
Traveler

Francis QuarlesFrancis Quarles
08 May 1592, British
Poet

Diego de Torres VillarroelDiego de Torres Villarroel
17 June 1693, Spanish
Writer
Théophile de ViauThéophile de Viau
1590 AD, French
Poet
Simon DachSimon Dach
29 July 1605, Prussian
Poet

George WitherGeorge Wither
11 June 1588, British
Poet

Richard BlackmoreRichard Blackmore
22 January 1654, British
Poet

Thomas ParnellThomas Parnell
11 September 1679, Irish
Poet
Robert SouthRobert South
04 September 1634, British
Theologian

John DyerJohn Dyer
1699 AD, British, Welsh
Painter

Michael WigglesworthMichael Wigglesworth
18 October 1631, British, American
Minister

Phineas FletcherPhineas Fletcher
08 April 1582, British
Poet

Francis MeresFrancis Meres
30 November 1565, British
Author
Jean-Baptiste RousseauJean-Baptiste Rousseau
06 April 1671, French
Playwright

Thomas KingoThomas Kingo
15 December 1634, Danish
Poet
Petter DassPetter Dass
1647 AD, Norwegian
Poet

John DaviesJohn Davies
16 April 1569, British
English poet and writing master
Giovanni Battista GuariniGiovanni Battista Guarini
10 December 1538, Italian
Poet
Theophan ProkopovichTheophan Prokopovich
18 June 1681, Ukrainian, Russian
Theologian