Find out more about the greatest 18th Century British Poets, including William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Johnson, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats.
William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter
William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770
Poet

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795
Romantic poet

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709
Writer

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731
Poet

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793
English poet

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792
Poet
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722
Poet
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674
Theologian

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721
Author
Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745
Writer, Poet, Essayist

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771
Author
Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785
Novelist

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775
Author

Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799
Writer, Poet
John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792
Poet

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793
Poet
Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764
Author

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD
British author

Anna SewardAnna Seward
12 December 1747
Writer, Poet, Literary critic

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754
Poet
John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman
06 July 1755
Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Illustrator
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789
Poet, Writer

Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755
Poet, Historian

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery
04 November 1771
Poet

Robert PollokRobert Pollok
19 October 1798
Writer, Poet
Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill
31 January 1731
Poet, Writer

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743