Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Poets, including Voltaire, Robert Burns, William Blake, William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

British

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

British

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

British

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 1749

German

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

British

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

Scottish

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

Scottish

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller

10 November 1759

German

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley

08 May 1753

American

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

Irish,British

Thomas MooreThomas Moore

28 May 1779

Irish

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

British

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

Russian

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

British

NovalisNovalis

02 May 1772

German

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

British

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant

03 November 1794

American

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine

21 October 1790

French

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

British

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny

27 March 1797

French

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge

21 October 1772

British

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

British

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

British

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key

01 August 1779

American

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine

13 December 1797

German

Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II

24 October 1775

Indian

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

British

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi

29 June 1798

Italian

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

04 September 1768

French

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

British

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir

1722 AD

Indian

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing

22 January 1729

German

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan

30 October 1751

Irish

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

German

Hannah MoreHannah More

02 February 1745

British

Waris ShahWaris Shah

1722 AD

Pakistani

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

10 May 1760

French

James HoggJames Hogg

09 December 1770

Thomas HoodThomas Hood

23 May 1799

British

Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf

26 May 1700

German

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa

15 June 1763

Japanese

Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri

16 January 1749

Italian

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky

29 January 1783

Russian

August Wilhelm SchlegelAugust Wilhelm Schlegel

08 September 1767

German

Andrés BelloAndrés Bello

29 November 1781

Chilean,Venezuelan

N. F. S. GrundtvigN. F. S. Grundtvig

08 September 1783

Danish

John FlaxmanJohn Flaxman

06 July 1755

British

Anna SewardAnna Seward

12 December 1747

British

Adelbert von ChamissoAdelbert von Chamisso

30 January 1781

German,French

Ernst Moritz ArndtErnst Moritz Arndt

26 December 1769

German

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron

22 January 1788

British

Joel BarlowJoel Barlow

24 March 1754

American

Ferenc KazinczyFerenc Kazinczy

27 October 1759

Hungarian

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

01 September 1789

British

James MontgomeryJames Montgomery

04 November 1771

British

Anne GrantAnne Grant

21 February 1755

British

Charles ChurchillCharles Churchill

31 January 1731

British

Robert PollokRobert Pollok

19 October 1798

British

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld

20 June 1743

Liechtensteiner,British