19th century was a phase when literature was completely dominated by the British writers. It was a period of brilliance as world renowned British writers, authors, poets and litterateurs made their way into the world of writing. With their pen, they weaved almost magic on paper. Some of the greatest and best known British poets have their roots well laid in the 19th century. Interestingly, the era also witnessed the growing importance of women in poetry. Be it Emily Bronte or Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson or Amy Lowell, British women of the period showed the world how well a woman could perform when given a chance. Many other poets started a revolution including John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rudyard Kipling, John Keats, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Percy Shelley. They brought in new aspects to poetry writing and challenged the preconceived notions. And leading the British poetry brigade from the front were two of the world’s most illustrious and eminent poets of all times William Wordsworth and Lord Tennyson. While William Wordsworth helped launch the Age of Romanticism in English literature, Tennyson was Poet laureate during Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets of that time. With this section, get a brief update about some of the most famous British poets of the 19th century.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley

12 October 1875

Lord ByronLord Byron

22 January 1788

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne

18 January 1882

George EliotGeorge Eliot

22 November 1819

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy

02 June 1840

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

William Morris William Morris

24 March 1834

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

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Robert BrowningRobert Browning

07 May 1812

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen

18 March 1893

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

24 December 1822

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon

08 September 1886

Robert GravesRobert Graves

24 July 1895

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke

03 August 1887

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Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman

26 March 1859

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service

16 January 1874

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes

16 September 1880

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte

21 April 1816

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Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson

05 August 1809

A.C BensonA. C. Benson

24 April 1862

Amy LevyAmy Levy

10 November 1861

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle

22 May 1859

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874

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Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig

28 November 1881

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti

12 May 1828

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti

05 December 1830

Vera BrittainVera Brittain

29 December 1893

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins

28 July 1844

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers

13 June 1893

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George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald

10 December 1824

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë

26 June 1817

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka

01 March 1886

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal

25 July 1829

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy

29 April 1863

Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne

05 April 1837

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Edward CarpenterEdward Carpenter

29 August 1844

Herbert ReadHerbert Read

04 December 1893

Arnold BaxArnold Bax

08 November 1883

Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon

10 August 1869

Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer

27 January 1805

Ivor GurneyIvor Gurney

28 August 1890

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Alfred AustinAlfred Austin

30 May 1835

Adelaide Anne ProcterAdelaide Anne Procter

30 October 1825

George Gordon ByronGeorge Gordon Byron

22 January 1788

Martin Farquhar TupperMartin Farquhar Tupper

17 July 1810

Alfred Edward HousmanAlfred Edward Housman

26 March 1859

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson

09 April 1865

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Eliza CookEliza Cook

24 December 1818

Christina Georgina RossettiChristina Georgina Rossetti

05 December 1830

Edward FitzGeraldEdward FitzGerald

31 March 1809

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

28 July 1844