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

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist
Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter
Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859
Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862
English essayist
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

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Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne
05 April 1837
Poet, Writer
Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873

John MasefieldJohn Masefield
01 June 1878

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Edward CarpenterEdward Carpenter
29 August 1844
Poet, Philosopher, Writer

Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880
George MeredithGeorge Meredith
12 February 1828

Eleanor FarjeonEleanor Farjeon
13 February 1881

Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon
10 August 1869
Librarian, Art historian, Author, University

Samuel PalmerSamuel Palmer
27 January 1805
Painter, Poet
Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883
Composer, Poet, Writer, Pianist

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
04 December 1893
Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher,

Evelyn UnderhillEvelyn Underhill
06 December 1875

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771
Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785
Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775

Robert BridgesRobert Bridges
23 October 1844

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867
Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892

Felicia HemansFelicia Hemans
25 September 1793
Francis ThompsonFrancis Thompson
18 December 1859

Renée VivienRenée Vivien
11 June 1877

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853

Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Ivor GurneyIvor Gurney
28 August 1890
Poet, Composer, Author, Writer
Alfred AustinAlfred Austin
30 May 1835
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Journalist

Adelaide Anne ProcterAdelaide Anne Procter
30 October 1825
Writer, Poet

Eliza CookEliza Cook
24 December 1818
Journalist, Poet, Editor

Martin Farquhar TupperMartin Farquhar Tupper
17 July 1810
Poet, Writer
Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson
09 April 1865
Poet, Author, Writer

Edward FitzGeraldEdward FitzGerald
31 March 1809
Poet, Writer