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

VoltaireVoltaire

21 November 1694

30 May 1778

Paris

French

Scorpio

Jean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau

28 June 1712

02 July 1778

Geneva

Swiss,French

Cancer

Jane AustenJane Austen

16 December 1775

18 July 1817

Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England

British

Sagittarius

William BlakeWilliam Blake

28 November 1757

12 August 1827

Soho

British

Sagittarius

Thomas PaineThomas Paine

29 January 1737

08 June 1809

Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

British,American

Aquarius

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth

07 April 1770

23 April 1850

Kingdom of Great Britain

British

Aries

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

28 August 1749

22 March 1832

Frankfurt

German

Virgo

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley

30 August 1797

01 February 1851

Somers Town, London

British

Virgo

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

British,Welsh

Virgo

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade

02 June 1740

02 December 1814

Paris

French

Gemini

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

09 July 1797

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish,British

Capricorn

John KeatsJohn Keats

31 October 1795

23 February 1821

Moorgate

British

Scorpio

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft

27 April 1759

10 September 1797

Spitalfields

British

Taurus

Washington IrwingWashington Irving

03 April 1783

28 November 1859

New York City, New York

American

Aries

Giacomo CasanovaGiacomo Casanova

02 April 1725

04 June 1798

Venice, Italy

Italian

Aries

Robert BurnsRobert Burns

25 January 1759

21 July 1796

Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

British,Scottish

Aquarius

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Scottish

Leo

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac

20 May 1799

18 August 1850

Tours

French

Taurus

Ethan AllenEthan Allen

21 January 1738

12 February 1789

Burlington, Vermont, United States

American

Aquarius

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

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle

04 December 1795

05 February 1881

Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland1

Scottish

Sagittarius

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper

15 September 1789

14 September 1851

Burlington, New Jersey

American

Virgo

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley

08 May 1753

05 December 1784

West Africa

American

Taurus

StendhalStendhal

23 January 1783

23 March 1842

Grenoble

French

Aquarius

William GodwinWilliam Godwin

03 March 1756

07 April 1836

Wisbech

British

Pisces

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding

22 April 1707

08 October 1754

Sharpham

British

Taurus

Charles LambCharles Lamb

10 February 1775

27 December 1834

Inner Temple, London, England

British

Aquarius

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

Mikhail LomonosovMikhail Lomonosov

19 November 1711

15 April 1765

Lomonossowo, Russia

Russian

Scorpio

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant

03 November 1794

12 June 1878

Cummington, Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

John ClareJohn Clare

13 July 1793

20 May 1864

Helpston, England

British

Cancer

NovalisNovalis

02 May 1772

25 March 1801

Oberwiederstedt, Electorate of Saxony, Germany

German

Taurus

William CowperWilliam Cowper

26 November 1731

25 April 1800

Berkhamsted

British

Sagittarius

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt

10 April 1778

18 September 1830

Maidstone, Kent, England

British

Aries

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey

15 August 1785

08 December 1859

Manchester

British

Leo

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt

19 October 1784

28 August 1859

Southgate, London

British

Libra

P B ShelleyP B Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

England

British

Leo

Alphonse de LamartineAlphonse de Lamartine

21 October 1790

28 February 1869

Mâcon

French

Libra

Jean PaulJean Paul

21 March 1763

14 November 1825

Wunsiedel, Holy Roman Empire

German

Aries

Frances BurneyFrances Burney

13 June 1752

06 January 1840

King's Lynn

British

Gemini

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

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges

07 May 1748

03 November 1793

Montauban

French

Taurus

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

08 July 1822

Horsham

British

Leo

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge

21 October 1772

25 July 1834

Ottery St Mary

British

Libra

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot

05 October 1713

31 July 1784

Langres

Libra

Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II

24 October 1775

07 November 1862

Delhi

Indian

Scorpio

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat

24 May 1743

13 July 1793

Boudry

Swiss,French

Gemini

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key

01 August 1779

11 January 1843

Carroll County

American

Leo

Adam WeishauptAdam Weishaupt

06 February 1748

18 November 1830

Ingolstadt

German

Aquarius

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine

13 December 1797

17 February 1856

Düsseldorf, Germany

German

Sagittarius

Georges CuvierGeorges Cuvier

23 August 1769

13 May 1832

Montbéliard

French

Leo

John BurgoyneJohn Burgoyne

24 February 1722

04 June 1792

Sutton, Bedfordshire

Pisces

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone

10 July 1723

14 February 1780

City of London

Cancer

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

04 September 1768

04 July 1848

Saint-Malo

French

Virgo

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

24 September 1717

02 March 1797

London

Libra

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

Marie TussaudMarie Tussaud

01 December 1761

16 April 1850

Strasbourg

French

Sagittarius

Moses MendelssohnMoses Mendelssohn

06 September 1729

04 January 1786

Dessau

German

Virgo

Louis Antoine de Saint-JustLouis Antoine de Saint-Just

25 August 1767

28 July 1794

Decize

French

Virgo

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

10 February 1868

Jedburgh

British,Scottish

Sagittarius

Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi

29 June 1798

14 June 1837

Recanati

Cancer

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

21 November 1811

Frankfurt (Oder)

German

Libra

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne

24 November 1713

18 March 1768

Clonmel

British

Sagittarius

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

09 March 1749

02 April 1791

Le Bignon-Mirabeau

French

Pisces

Thomas GrayThomas Gray

26 December 1716

30 July 1771

London

British

Capricorn

Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius

20 August 1779

07 August 1848

Östergötland

Swedish

Leo

Eugène François VidocqEugène François Vidocq

24 July 1775

11 May 1857

Arras

French

Leo

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

26 January 1828

Dorset

British

Scorpio

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers

15 April 1797

03 September 1877

Marseille

French

Aries

David GarrickDavid Garrick

19 February 1717

20 January 1779

Hereford

British

Aquarius

Nicolas MalebrancheNicolas Malebranche

06 August 1638

13 October 1715

Paris

French

Leo

Jean-Baptiste SayJean-Baptiste Say

05 January 1767

15 November 1832

Lyon

French

Capricorn

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan

30 October 1751

07 July 1816

Dublin

Irish

Scorpio

Ben FranklinBen Franklin

17 January 1706

17 April 1790

United States

American

Capricorn

Mirza GhalibMirza Ghalib

27 December 1797

15 February 1869

Agra

Indian

Capricorn

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

06 March 1866

Lancaster

British

Gemini

J. Hector St. John de CrèvecœurJ. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur

31 December 1735

12 November 1813

Caen

French

Capricorn

Mir Taqi MirMir Taqi Mir

1722 AD

20 September 1810

Agra

Indian

Madame RolandMadame Roland

17 March 1754

08 November 1793

Paris

French

Pisces

Antoine-Henri JominiAntoine-Henri Jomini

06 March 1779

24 March 1869

Payerne

Swiss,French

Pisces

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm

24 February 1786

16 December 1859

Hanau

Pisces

Robert ListonRobert Liston

28 October 1794

07 December 1847

Ecclesmachan

British

Scorpio

Benjamin ConstantBenjamin Constant

25 October 1767

10 December 1830

Lausanne

Swiss,French

Scorpio

Carlo GoldoniCarlo Goldoni

25 February 1707

07 February 1793

Venice

Pisces

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelKarl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

29 February 1772

12 January 1829

Hanover

German

Pisces

Hannah MoreHannah More

02 February 1745

07 September 1833

Fishponds

British

Aquarius

Bernard MandevilleBernard Mandeville

15 November 1670

21 January 1733

Rotterdam

Dutch

Scorpio

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

10 May 1760

26 June 1836

Lons-le-Saunier

French

Taurus

Louis Antoine de BougainvilleLouis Antoine de Bougainville

12 November 1729

31 August 1811

Paris

French

Scorpio

Jules MicheletJules Michelet

21 August 1798

09 February 1874

Paris

French

Leo

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