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

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795
Romantic poet

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709
Writer

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731
Poet
John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793
English poet

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

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792
Poet

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet and Philosopher
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Poet, Writer, Novelist

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745
Writer, Poet, Essayist
Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799
Writer, Poet

Anna SewardAnna Seward
12 December 1747
Writer, Poet, Literary critic
John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman
06 July 1755
Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Illustrator

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789
Poet, Writer

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician
James MontgomeryJames Montgomery
04 November 1771
Poet

Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755
Poet, Historian
Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill
31 January 1731
Poet, Writer

Robert PollokRobert Pollok
19 October 1798
Writer, Poet

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743