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
Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist

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

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet
Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779, Irish
Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet

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

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
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet

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

Ahmad Shah DurraniAhmad Shah Durrani
1722 AD, Afghan
Mughal emperor

John GaltJohn Galt
02 May 1779, Scottish
Novelist
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
25 August 1744, German, Polish
Philosopher
François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768, French
Writer, Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Poet,

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798, Italian
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722, British
Poet
Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716, British
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Continue Reading Below
Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian
Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777, German
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

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

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
Hannah MoreHannah More
02 February 1745, British
Writer, Poet, Essayist
Waris ShahWaris Shah
1722 AD, Pakistani
poet

Friedrich SchlegelFriedrich Schlegel
10 March 1772, German
Poet

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

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author
Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
26 May 1700, German
Priest, Translator, Theologian, Poet, Hymnwriter

Ramprasad SenRamprasad Sen
1718 AD, Indian
Poet-saint

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

François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and NormanbyJohn Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
08 September 1647, British
Former Lord Privy Seal
Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771, British
Author

Clement Clarke MooreClement Clarke Moore
15 July 1779, American
Author
Sayat-NovaSayat-Nova
14 June 1712, Armenian
Poet

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763, Japanese
Poet, Painter, Writer

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785, British
Novelist
Cao XueqinCao Xueqin
1724 AD, Chinese
Writer

Francesco AlgarottiFrancesco Algarotti
11 December 1712, Italian
Polymath
August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel
08 September 1767, German
Linguist, Translator, Sanskrit scholar,

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author

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

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

Clemens BrentanoClemens Brentano
09 September 1778, German
Poet
John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet

Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799, British
Writer, Poet

Mary LambMary Lamb
03 December 1764, British
Author

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793, British
Poet
Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749, Italian
Dramatist

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
29 January 1783, Russian
linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary
Ludwig TieckLudwig Tieck
31 May 1773, German
Poet

Ang DuongAng Duong
12 June 1796, Cambodian
King

Eliza HaywoodEliza Haywood
1693 AD, British
British author
Nikolay KaramzinNikolay Karamzin
12 December 1766, Russian
Writer

Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD, Japanese
Poet
Nicolas ChamfortNicolas Chamfort
06 April 1741, French
Writer

RyōkanRyōkan
02 November 1758, Japanese
Buddhist Monk

Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
26 April 1787, German
Poet
George CrabbeGeorge Crabbe
24 December 1754, British
Poet

Nahum TateNahum Tate
1652 AD, Irish
Poet
August Heinrich Hoffmann von FallerslebenAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
02 April 1798, German
Poet

Friedrich RückertFriedrich Rückert
16 May 1788, German
Poet

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

Ernst Moritz ArndtErnst Moritz Arndt
26 December 1769, German
Poet, Writer, University teacher
Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso
30 January 1781, German, French
Botanist, Poet, Pteridologist, Bryologist, Writer
Elizabeth F. ElletElizabeth F. Ellet
18 October 1818, American
Writer

Sylvain MaréchalSylvain Maréchal
15 August 1750, French
Essayist

Orest KiprenskyOrest Kiprensky
24 March 1782, Russian
Poet

José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
13 June 1763, Brazilian
Statesman
Philip FreneauPhilip Freneau
02 January 1752, American
Poet

Rudolf Erich RaspeRudolf Erich Raspe
29 February 1736, German
Librarian

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

Francis Daniel PastoriusFrancis Daniel Pastorius
26 September 1651, German, American
Educator

Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783, Italian, British
Poet
Wilhelm MüllerWilhelm Müller
07 October 1794, German
Poet

Denis FonvizinDenis Fonvizin
14 April 1745, Russian
Dramatist
Amelia OpieAmelia Opie
12 November 1769, British
Novelist and poet

Joanna BaillieJoanna Baillie
11 September 1762, Scottish
Poet
Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780, French
Poet
Stanisław StaszicStanisław Staszic
06 November 1755, Polish
Philosopher