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

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

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674
Theologian

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

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722
Poet

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

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647
Former Lord Privy Seal

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

John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman
06 July 1755
Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Illustrator
George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754
Poet

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

Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783
Poet
Amelia OpieAmelia Opie
12 November 1769
Novelist and poet

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John ByromJohn Byrom
29 February 1692
Poet
Mary Russell MitfordMary Russell Mitford
16 December 1787
Author

Susanna RowsonSusanna Rowson
1762 AD
Novelist

Hartley ColeridgeHartley Coleridge
19 September 1796
Poet

Thomas WartonThomas Warton
09 January 1728
Literary historian
Charlotte LennoxCharlotte Lennox
1730 AD
Author
Samuel RogersSamuel Rogers
30 July 1763
Poet

Elizabeth CarterElizabeth Carter
16 December 1717
Poet

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

Helen Maria WilliamsHelen Maria Williams
1761 AD
Novelist
Henry James PyeHenry James Pye
10 February 1744
Poet

Samuel BamfordSamuel Bamford
28 February 1788
Writer

John DyerJohn Dyer
1699 AD
Painter

Richard BlackmoreRichard Blackmore
22 January 1654
Poet

William CombeWilliam Combe
25 March 1742
Author
Mark AkensideMark Akenside
09 November 1721
Poet

Joseph Blanco WhiteJoseph Blanco White
11 July 1775
Theologian
Robert BloomfieldRobert Bloomfield
03 December 1766
Poet

Henry Francis CaryHenry Francis Cary
06 December 1772
Biographer

Thomas HolcroftThomas Holcroft
10 December 1745
Dramatist
Robert DodsleyRobert Dodsley
13 February 1704
Bookseller

William Lisle BowlesWilliam Lisle Bowles
24 September 1762
Poet
William GiffordWilliam Gifford
31 March 1756
Critic

Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755
Poet, Historian

Laurence EusdenLaurence Eusden
06 September 1688
Poet

Thomas TickellThomas Tickell
17 December 1685
Writer

Christopher AnsteyChristopher Anstey
31 October 1724
Poet
William CollinsWilliam Collins
25 December 1721
Poet

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery
04 November 1771
Poet

Robert PollokRobert Pollok
19 October 1798
Writer, Poet

Richard SavageRichard Savage
1697 AD
Poet
Elijah FentonElijah Fenton
20 May 1683
Poet

Nicholas BradyNicholas Brady
28 October 1659
Author
Nicholas AmhurstNicholas Amhurst
16 October 1697
Poet

Henry CareyHenry Carey
26 August 1687
Poet

Richard Owen CambridgeRichard Owen Cambridge
14 February 1717
Poet
William BroomeWilliam Broome
1689 AD
Poet

Nicholas RoweNicholas Rowe
20 June 1674
Poet
Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith
04 May 1749
Writer

Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill
31 January 1731
Poet, Writer

Horace SmithHorace Smith
31 December 1779
Poet
William WhiteheadWilliam Whitehead
12 February 1715
Poet

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743
Poet
Roger NorthRoger North
03 September 1653
Writer and Lawyer

Henry LuttrellHenry Luttrell
1765 AD
Politician

John LanghorneJohn Langhorne
29 February 1735
Poet

William-Henry IrelandWilliam-Henry Ireland
02 August 1775
Poet
Charles Montagu, 1st earl of HalifaxCharles Montagu, 1st earl of Halifax
16 April 1661
Poet
Thomas D'UrfeyThomas D'Urfey
1653 AD
Writer