Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Writers, including Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jane Austen and William Blake

Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Writers, including Benjamin Franklin, Lord Byron, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jane Austen and William Blake.
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

17 April 1790

Boston, Massachusetts Bay

American

Capricorn

Jane AustenJane Austen

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

VoltaireVoltaire

21 November 1694

30 May 1778

Paris

French

Scorpio

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

British,Scottish

Aquarius

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

British

Sagittarius

Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau

28 June 1712

02 July 1778

Geneva

Swiss,French

Cancer

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley

30 August 1797

01 February 1851

Somers Town, London

British

Virgo

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

23 April 1850

Kingdom of Great Britain

British

Aries

Thomas PaineThomas Paine

29 January 1737

08 June 1809

Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

British,American

Aquarius

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 1749

22 March 1832

Frankfurt

German

Virgo

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade

02 June 1740

02 December 1814

Paris

French

Gemini

Giacomo CasanovaGiacomo Casanova

02 April 1725

04 June 1798

Venice, Italy

Italian

Aries

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft

27 April 1759

10 September 1797

Spitalfields

British

Taurus

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

09 July 1797

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish,British

Capricorn

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

British,Welsh

Virgo

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Scottish

Leo

Washington IrwingWashington Irving

03 April 1783

28 November 1859

New York City, New York

American

Aries

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley

08 May 1753

05 December 1784

West Africa

American

Taurus

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle

04 December 1795

05 February 1881

Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland1

Scottish

Sagittarius

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

17 November 1858

Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Welsh

Taurus

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller

10 November 1759

09 May 1805

Marbach am Neckar

German

Scorpio

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper

15 September 1789

14 September 1851

Burlington, New Jersey

American

Virgo

Ethan AllenEthan Allen

21 January 1738

12 February 1789

Burlington, Vermont, United States

American

Aquarius

Charles LambCharles Lamb

10 February 1775

27 December 1834

Inner Temple, London, England

British

Aquarius

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding

22 April 1707

08 October 1754

Sharpham

British

Taurus

StendhalStendhal

23 January 1783

23 March 1842

Grenoble

French

Aquarius

William GodwinWilliam Godwin

03 March 1756

07 April 1836

Wisbech

British

Pisces

Thomas MooreThomas Moore

28 May 1779

25 February 1852

Dublin, Ireland

Irish

Gemini

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Canadian,Irish,British

Scorpio

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

25 April 1800

Berkhamsted

British

Sagittarius

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

15 April 1765

Lomonossowo, Russia

Russian

Scorpio

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

British

Cancer

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt

10 April 1778

18 September 1830

Maidstone, Kent, England

British

Aries

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant

03 November 1794

12 June 1878

Cummington, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

NovalisNovalis

02 May 1772

25 March 1801

Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony, Germany

German

Taurus

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey

15 August 1785

08 December 1859

Manchester

British

Leo

Frances BurneyFrances Burney

13 June 1752

06 January 1840

King's Lynn

British

Gemini

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

28 August 1859

Southgate, London

British

Libra

Jean PaulJean Paul

21 March 1763

14 November 1825

Wunsiedel, Holy Roman Empire

German

Aries

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine

21 October 1790

28 February 1869

Mâcon

French

Libra

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

England

British

Leo

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny

27 March 1797

17 September 1863

Loches

French

Aries

Eugenio EspejoEugenio Espejo

21 February 1747

28 December 1795

Quito, Spanish Empire

Ecuadorian

Pisces

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

England

British

Libra

Anna JamesonAnna Jameson

19 May 1794

17 March 1860

Dublin

British

Taurus

Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham

13 July 1791

27 June 1839

London

Scottish

Cancer

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac

20 May 1799

18 August 1850

Tours

French

Taurus

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

British

Leo

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot

05 October 1713

31 July 1784

Langres

Libra

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

British

Libra

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key

01 August 1779

11 January 1843

Carroll County

American

Leo

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

British

Scorpio

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat

24 May 1743

13 July 1793

Boudry

Swiss,French

Gemini

Robert ListonRobert Liston

28 October 1794

07 December 1847

Ecclesmachan

British

Scorpio

Adam WeishauptAdam Weishaupt

06 February 1748

18 November 1830

Ingolstadt

German

Aquarius

Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II

24 October 1775

07 November 1862

Delhi

Indian

Scorpio

Marie TussaudMarie Tussaud

01 December 1761

16 April 1850

Strasbourg

French

Sagittarius

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine

13 December 1797

17 February 1856

Düsseldorf, Germany

German

Sagittarius

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges

07 May 1748

03 November 1793

Montauban

French

Taurus

John BurgoyneJohn Burgoyne

24 February 1722

04 June 1792

Sutton, Bedfordshire

Pisces

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi

29 June 1798

14 June 1837

Recanati

Cancer

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

30 July 1771

London

British

Capricorn

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier

23 August 1769

13 May 1832

Montbéliard

French

Leo

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

24 September 1717

02 March 1797

London

Libra

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir

1722 AD

20 September 1810

Agra

Indian

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone

10 July 1723

14 February 1780

City of London

Cancer

Moses MendelssohnMoses Mendelssohn

06 September 1729

04 January 1786

Dessau

German

Virgo

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan

30 October 1751

07 July 1816

Dublin

Irish

Scorpio

Louis Antoine de Saint-JustLouis Antoine de Saint-Just

25 August 1767

28 July 1794

Decize

French

Virgo

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne

24 November 1713

18 March 1768

Clonmel

British

Sagittarius

Henry FuseliHenry Fuseli

07 February 1741

16 April 1825

Zürich, Switzerland

British

Aquarius

Gotthold Ephraim LessingGotthold Ephraim Lessing

22 January 1729

15 February 1781

Kamenz

German

Aquarius

Leopold von RankeLeopold von Ranke

21 December 1795

23 May 1886

Wiehe

German

Sagittarius

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers

15 April 1797

03 September 1877

Marseille

French

Aries

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni

05 November 1778

03 December 1823

Padua

Scorpio

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

21 November 1811

Frankfurt (Oder)

German

Libra

Waris ShahWaris Shah

1722 AD

1798 AD

Jandiala Sher Khan

Pakistani

Hannah MoreHannah More

02 February 1745

07 September 1833

Fishponds

British

Aquarius

Jean-Baptiste SayJean-Baptiste Say

05 January 1767

15 November 1832

Lyon

French

Capricorn

Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr

11 December 1792

04 December 1848

Salzburg

Austrian

Sagittarius

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm

24 February 1786

16 December 1859

Hanau

Pisces

David GarrickDavid Garrick

19 February 1717

20 January 1779

Hereford

British

Aquarius

Robert KnoxRobert Knox

04 September 1791

20 December 1862

Edinburgh

British

Virgo

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

06 March 1866

Lancaster

British

Gemini

Nicolas MalebrancheNicolas Malebranche

06 August 1638

13 October 1715

Paris

French

Leo

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelKarl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

29 February 1772

12 January 1829

Hanover

German

Pisces

James HoggJames Hogg

09 December 1770

21 November 1835

Ettrick, Scotland

Sagittarius

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

10 February 1868

Jedburgh

British,Scottish

Sagittarius

Jules MicheletJules Michelet

21 August 1798

09 February 1874

Paris

French

Leo

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini

06 March 1779

24 March 1869

Payerne

Swiss,French

Pisces

Madame RolandMadame Roland

17 March 1754

08 November 1793

Paris

French

Pisces

Benjamin ConstantBenjamin Constant

25 October 1767

10 December 1830

Lausanne

Swiss,French

Scorpio

Louis Antoine de BougainvilleLouis Antoine de Bougainville

12 November 1729

31 August 1811

Paris

French

Scorpio

Carlo GoldoniCarlo Goldoni

25 February 1707

07 February 1793

Venice

Pisces

Jacques Pierre BrissotJacques Pierre Brissot

15 January 1754

31 October 1793

Chartres

French

Capricorn

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville

15 November 1670

21 January 1733

Rotterdam

Dutch

Scorpio

Pierre Choderlos de LaclosPierre Choderlos de Laclos

18 October 1741

05 September 1803

Amiens

French

Libra

Johann Ludwig BurckhardtJohann Ludwig Burckhardt

24 November 1784

15 October 1817

Lausanne

Swiss

Sagittarius

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