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 WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
28 August 1749, German
Poet

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer
Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet
Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759, German
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher

Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779, Irish
Poet

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet
NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet

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

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
03 November 1794, American
Romantic Poet

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine
21 October 1790, French
Writer
Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784, British
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny
27 March 1797, French
Poet, Playwright, Novelist
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

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

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
25 August 1744, German, Polish
Philosopher
Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir
1722 AD, Indian
author, poet

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan
30 October 1751, Irish
Poet, Politician, Librettist, Writer, Playwright
Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian

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,
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
Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author

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

Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771, British
Author
Sayat-NovaSayat-Nova
14 June 1712, Armenian
Poet
Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
10 March 1772, German
Poet

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

Clement Clarke MooreClement Clarke Moore
15 July 1779, American
Author

François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian
Sheikh GalipSheikh Galip
1757 AD, Turkish
Poet

Cao XueqinCao Xueqin
1724 AD, Chinese
Writer

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763, Japanese
Poet

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793, British
Poet

Andrés BelloAndrés Bello
29 November 1781, Chilean, Venezuelan
Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator,
Rama IIRama II
24 February 1767, Thai
King

Thomas CampbellThomas Campbell
27 July 1777, Scottish
Poet
Ramprasad SenRamprasad Sen
1718 AD, Indian
Poet-saint

Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author

Joseph Freiherr von EichendorffJoseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
10 March 1788, German, Prussian
Poet
Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith
04 May 1749, British
Writer

Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799, British
Writer, Poet
Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743, British
Poet

Ang DuongAng Duong
12 June 1796, Cambodian
King

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785, British
Novelist

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD, British
British author

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
08 September 1783, Danish
Author
André de ChénierAndré de Chénier
30 October 1762, French, Turkish
Poet

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author

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

Lucy Terry PrinceLucy Terry
1730 AD, Central African
Poet
Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD, Japanese
Poet

August Heinrich Hoffmann von FallerslebenAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
02 April 1798, German
Poet
RyōkanRyōkan
02 November 1758, Japanese
Buddhist Monk

John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet

Clemens BrentanoClemens Brentano
09 September 1778, German
Poet
John GaltJohn Galt
02 May 1779, Scottish
Novelist

William CollinsWilliam Collins
25 December 1721, British
Poet
Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer

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

Wilhelm MüllerWilhelm Müller
07 October 1794, German
Poet
Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749, Italian
Dramatist

Nikolay KaramzinNikolay Karamzin
12 December 1766, Russian
Writer
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722, British
Poet

Friedrich RückertFriedrich Rückert
16 May 1788, German
Poet

Simanas DaukantasSimanas Daukantas
28 October 1793, Lithuanian
Historian

Kristijonas DonelaitisKristijonas Donelaitis
01 January 1714, Lithuanian, Prussian
Poet
Ludwig TieckLudwig Tieck
31 May 1773, German
Poet
Charles Montagu, 1st earl of HalifaxCharles Montagu, 1st earl of Halifax
16 April 1661, British
Poet

Francesco AlgarottiFrancesco Algarotti
11 December 1712, Italian
Polymath

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754, British
Poet

Nicolas ChamfortNicolas Chamfort
06 April 1741, French
Writer
Philip FreneauPhilip Freneau
02 January 1752, American
Poet

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

John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman
06 July 1755, British
Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Illustrator

Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783, Italian, British
Poet

Ike TaigaIke Taiga
1723 AD, Japanese
Painter
Rudolf Erich RaspeRudolf Erich Raspe
29 February 1736, German
Librarian

Mah Laqa BaiMah Laqa Bai
07 April 1768, Indian
Poet
Samuel BamfordSamuel Bamford
28 February 1788, British
Writer

Nahum TateNahum Tate
1652 AD, Irish
Poet
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer
Hartley ColeridgeHartley Coleridge
19 September 1796, British
Poet