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.
William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet
VoltaireVoltaire
21 November 1694, French
Writer

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

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

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

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

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

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

NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet
William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
03 November 1794, American
Romantic 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
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet
Ahmad Shah DurraniAhmad Shah Durrani
1722 AD, Afghan
Mughal emperor

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
Poet
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716, British
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

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,

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722, British
Poet

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798, Italian
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist
Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian

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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,

Waris ShahWaris Shah
1722 AD, Pakistani
poet

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771, British
Author
Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author
Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist

François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
10 March 1772, German
Poet

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

Sayat-NovaSayat-Nova
14 June 1712, Armenian
Poet

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785, British
Novelist

Clemens BrentanoClemens Brentano
09 September 1778, German
Poet
Clement Clarke MooreClement Clarke Moore
15 July 1779, American
Author

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793, British
Poet
Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author

Andrés BelloAndrés Bello
29 November 1781, Chilean, Venezuelan
Poet, Legislator, Philosopher, Educator,

Cao XueqinCao Xueqin
1724 AD, Chinese
Writer
August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel
08 September 1767, German
Linguist, Translator, Sanskrit scholar,

Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749, Italian
Dramatist
Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig
08 September 1783, Danish
Author

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD, British
British author

Nikolay KaramzinNikolay Karamzin
12 December 1766, Russian
Writer

Ludwig TieckLudwig Tieck
31 May 1773, German
Poet
Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799, British
Writer, Poet

Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
26 April 1787, German
Poet

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

John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet
Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD, Japanese
Poet

Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer
RyōkanRyōkan
02 November 1758, Japanese
Buddhist Monk

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

Elizabeth CarterElizabeth Carter
16 December 1717, British
Poet
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer

August Heinrich Hoffmann von FallerslebenAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
02 April 1798, German
Poet
Philip FreneauPhilip Freneau
02 January 1752, American
Poet

Friedrich RückertFriedrich Rückert
16 May 1788, German
Poet

George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754, British
Poet
Rudolf Erich RaspeRudolf Erich Raspe
29 February 1736, German
Librarian

John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman
06 July 1755, British
Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Illustrator
Wilhelm MüllerWilhelm Müller
07 October 1794, German
Poet

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

Nahum TateNahum Tate
1652 AD, Irish
Poet

Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783, Italian, British
Poet
Francesco AlgarottiFrancesco Algarotti
11 December 1712, Italian
Polymath
Stanisław StaszicStanisław Staszic
06 November 1755, Polish
Philosopher

Joanna BaillieJoanna Baillie
11 September 1762, Scottish
Poet

Joel BarlowJoel Barlow
24 March 1754, American
Poet, Diplomat, Writer

Gottfried August BürgerGottfried August Bürger
31 December 1747, German
Poet
Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780, French
Poet

John Howard PayneJohn Howard Payne
09 June 1791, American
Actor

Kristijonas DonelaitisKristijonas Donelaitis
01 January 1714, Lithuanian, Prussian
Poet

Leandro Fernández de MoratínLeandro Fernández de Moratín
10 March 1760, Spanish
Dramatist

John ByromJohn Byrom
29 February 1692, British
Poet
Julian Ursyn NiemcewiczJulian Ursyn Niemcewicz
16 February 1758, Polish
Poet

Ueda AkinariUeda Akinari
25 July 1734, Japanese
Author
Francis Daniel PastoriusFrancis Daniel Pastorius
26 September 1651, German, American
Educator

Jan LuykenJan Luyken
16 April 1649, Dutch
Poet
Jakob Michael Reinhold LenzJakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
23 January 1751, Latvian
Writer
José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
13 June 1763, Brazilian
Statesman