18th Century Poets
Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Poets, including Voltaire, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Samuel Johnson.
VoltaireVoltaire
21 November 1694, French
Writer
William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
28 August 1749, German
Poet

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist
Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759, German
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet
William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779, Irish
Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov
19 November 1711, Russian
Scientist, Poet, Geologist, Astronomer

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet
William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
03 November 1794, American
Romantic Poet

NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet
Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784, British
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine
21 October 1790, French
Writer

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny
27 March 1797, French
Poet, Playwright, Novelist
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

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

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Poet, Lawyer, Writer, Poet lawyer

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine
13 December 1797, German
Poet
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785, British
Poet, Writer, Novelist
Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II
24 October 1775, Indian
Poet

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir
1722 AD, Indian
author, poet

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768, French
Writer, Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Poet,

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716, British
Poet, Writer, Literary critic
Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798, Italian
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing
22 January 1729, German
Writer, Philosopher, Playwright, Poet, Librarian,

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan
30 October 1751, Irish
Poet, Politician, Librettist, Writer, Playwright

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777, German
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

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Waris ShahWaris Shah
1722 AD, Pakistani
poet
Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760, French
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist
Andrés BelloAndrés Bello
29 November 1781, Chilean, Venezuelan
Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator,

James HoggJames Hogg
09 December 1770
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Biographer, Songwriter

Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
26 May 1700, German
Priest, Translator, Theologian, Poet, Hymnwriter
Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763, Japanese
Poet, Painter, Writer

Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799, British
Writer, Poet
N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
08 September 1783, Danish
Poet, Historian, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer,

August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel
08 September 1767, German
Linguist, Translator, Sanskrit scholar,

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
29 January 1783, Russian
linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary

Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749, Italian
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Actor, Translator, Stage

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

Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer

Ernst Moritz ArndtErnst Moritz Arndt
26 December 1769, German
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Joel BarlowJoel Barlow
24 March 1754, American
Poet, Diplomat, Writer
Ferenc KazinczyFerenc Kazinczy
27 October 1759, Hungarian
Linguist, Writer, Playwright, Poet

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789, British
Poet, Writer

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery
04 November 1771, British
Poet

Anne GrantAnne Grant
21 February 1755, British
Poet, Historian
Robert PollokRobert Pollok
19 October 1798, British
Writer, Poet

Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill
31 January 1731, British
Poet, Writer
Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743, Liechtensteiner, British