Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Poets, including Edgar Allan Poe, Rabindranath Tagore, J. R. R. Tolkien, Oscar Wilde and Lord Byron

19th Century Poets
Most of us have grown up reading the poetic verses of 19th century great poets. Be it Robert Browning or Charles Baudelaire, EE Cummings or Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, Louisa May Alcott or William Morris, the poets have rendered a part of their self in their works which is why one can connect to it soulfully. Using the aesthetics and rhythmic qualities of a language, a poet writes poetry. It is by far one of the most popular forms of literature that have ahistory that dates back to the pre-historic era. Over the centuries, poets have used forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words to evoke emotive responses. While some poets revolve their work in a particular culture and genre there are others who portray the social and cultural state through the poetic traditions. The last century saw an influx of poets who penned in varying genres from narrative poetry to epic ones, dramatic, satirical light, lyrical, elegies, verse, prose style and even speculative poetry. This section has a list of famous poets from the 19th century who have left a lasting imprint on the world of literature with their verse and rhyme. Check out.
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

07 October 1849

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

American

Capricorn

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore

07 May 1861

07 August 1941

India

Indian

Taurus

J R R TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien

03 January 1892

02 September 1973

Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

British

Capricorn

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Irish

Libra

Lord ByronLord Byron

22 January 1788

19 April 1824

Dover, United Kingdom

British

Aquarius

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

British,American

Leo

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley

12 October 1875

01 December 1947

Leamington Spa

British

Libra

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling

30 December 1865

18 January 1936

India

British

Capricorn

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

American

Cancer

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu

13 February 1879

02 March 1949

India

Indian

Aquarius

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

American

Gemini

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

American

Aries

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

26 March 1892

U.S.

American

Gemini

Victor HugoVictor Hugo

26 February 1802

22 May 1885

France

French

Pisces

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal

09 November 1877

21 April 1938

Sialkot, Punjab, British India

Pakistani

Scorpio

James JoyceJames Joyce

02 February 1882

13 January 1941

Rathgar, Dublin

Irish

Aquarius

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

American

Sagittarius

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner

25 September 1897

06 July 1962

New Albany, Mississippi, U.S

American

Libra

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson

13 November 1850

03 December 1894

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish

Scorpio

Ezra PoundEzra Pound

30 October 1885

01 November 1972

Hailey, Idaho, United States

American

Scorpio

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy

02 June 1840

11 January 1928

England

British

Gemini

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges

24 August 1899

14 June 1986

Buenos Aires

Argentine

Virgo

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht

10 February 1898

14 August 1956

Augsburg, German Empire

German

Aquarius

William Morris William Morris

24 March 1834

03 October 1896

Walthamstow, England

British

Aries

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte

21 April 1816

31 March 1855

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

British

Taurus

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein

03 February 1874

27 July 1946

Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Aquarius

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence

11 September 1885

02 March 1930

Eastwood

British

Virgo

George EliotGeorge Eliot

22 November 1819

22 December 1880

Warwickshire, England

British

Scorpio

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen

18 March 1893

04 November 1918

Oswestry

British

Pisces

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant

05 August 1850

06 July 1893

château de Miromesnil, France

French

Leo

Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire

09 April 1821

31 August 1867

Paris

French

Aries

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë

30 July 1818

19 December 1848

Thornton, West Yorkshire

British

Leo

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen

20 March 1828

23 May 1906

Skien

Norwegian

Pisces

Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

27 February 1807

24 March 1882

Portland, Maine, U.S.

American

Pisces

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud

20 October 1854

10 November 1891

Charleville-Mézières

French

Libra

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca

05 June 1898

19 August 1936

Fuente Vaqueros

Spanish

Gemini

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings

14 October 1894

03 September 1962

Cambridge, Massachusetts

American

Libra

Robert BrowningRobert Browning

07 May 1812

12 December 1889

Camberwell

British

Taurus

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne

18 January 1882

31 January 1956

Kilburn, London

British

Capricorn

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke

04 December 1875

29 December 1926

Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

Austrian

Sagittarius

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon

08 September 1886

01 September 1967

Matfield, Kent, England

British

Virgo

Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning

06 March 1806

29 June 1861

Kelloe, Durham, England

British

Pisces

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau

05 July 1889

11 October 1963

Maisons-Laffitte

French

Cancer

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana

16 December 1863

26 September 1952

Madrid

Spanish,American

Sagittarius

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam

24 May 1899

29 August 1976

Churulia

Bangladeshi,Indian

Gemini

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold

24 December 1822

15 April 1888

Laleham, United Kingdom

British

Capricorn

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak

10 February 1890

30 May 1960

Moscow

Soviet Russian,Russian

Aquarius

Robert GravesRobert Graves

24 July 1895

07 December 1985

Wimbledon

British

Leo

Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran

06 January 1883

10 April 1931

Bsharri, Lebanon

Lebanese

Capricorn

Andre BretonAndre Breton

19 February 1896

28 September 1966

Tinchebray, Orne, France

French

Aquarius

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg

22 January 1849

14 May 1912

Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish

Aquarius

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson

17 February 1864

05 February 1941

Orange

Australian

Aquarius

Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

27 June 1838

08 April 1894

Kanthalpara, Bengal

Indian

Cancer

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke

03 August 1887

23 April 1915

Rugby

British

Leo

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa

13 June 1888

30 November 1935

Lisbon, Portugal

Portuguese

Gemini

Rubén DaríoRubén Darío

18 January 1867

06 February 1916

Ciudad Darío

Nicaraguan

Capricorn

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens

02 October 1879

02 August 1955

Reading

American

Libra

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay

22 February 1892

19 October 1950

Rockland

American

Pisces

Stéphane MallarméStéphane Mallarmé

18 March 1842

09 September 1898

Paris

French

Pisces

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral

07 April 1889

10 January 1957

Vicuña

Chilean

Aries

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun

04 August 1859

19 February 1952

Lom

Norwegian

Leo

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Canadian,Irish,British

Scorpio

vNikos Kazantzakis

18 February 1883

25 October 1957

Heraklion

Greek

Aquarius

Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno

29 September 1864

31 December 1936

Bilbao

Spanish

Libra

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson

05 August 1809

06 October 1892

Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

British

Leo

Claude McKayClaude McKay

15 September 1889

22 May 1948

Clarendon Parish

Jamaican,American

Virgo

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman

26 March 1859

30 April 1936

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

British

Aries

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson

17 June 1871

26 June 1938

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

American

Gemini

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier

17 December 1807

07 September 1892

Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

American

Sagittarius

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service

16 January 1874

11 September 1958

Preston, Lancashire, England

Canadian,British

Capricorn

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox

05 November 1850

30 October 1919

Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

American

Scorpio

Ivan BuninIvan Bunin

22 October 1870

08 November 1953

Voronezh

Russian

Libra

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson

17 June 1867

02 September 1922

Grenfell

Australian

Gemini

Alfred de MussetAlfred de Musset

11 December 1810

02 May 1857

Paris

French

Sagittarius

Bret Harte Bret Harte

25 August 1836

05 May 1902

Albany, New York, U.S.

American

Virgo

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet

13 May 1840

16 December 1897

Nîmes, France

French

Taurus

Andrew LangAndrew Lang

31 March 1844

20 July 1912

Selkirk

Scottish

Aries

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

04 January 1965

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Libra

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes

16 September 1880

28 June 1958

Wolverhampton

British,Welsh

Virgo

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger

13 January 1832

18 July 1899

Revere

American

Capricorn

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr

28 October 1815

12 January 1856

Uhrovec

Hungarian

Scorpio

W B YeatsW B Yeats

13 June 1865

28 January 1939

Ireland

Irish

Gemini

John ReedJohn Reed

22 October 1887

17 October 1920

Portland, Oregon, United States

American

Libra

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton

22 March 1808

15 June 1877

London

British

Aries

Hristo BotevHristo Botev

06 January 1848

01 June 1876

Kalofer

Bulgarian

Capricorn

Allen TateAllen Tate

19 November 1899

09 February 1979

Winchester

American

Scorpio

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley

24 August 1898

27 March 1989

Pennsylvania

American

Virgo

Claudia LarsClaudia Lars

20 December 1899

1974 AD

El Salvador

Salvadoran

Sagittarius

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti

08 February 1888

01 June 1970

Alexandria, Egypt

Italian

Aquarius

Endre AdyEndre Ady

22 November 1877

27 January 1919

Căuaș

Hungarian

Scorpio

Mário de AndradeMário de Andrade

09 October 1893

25 February 1945

São Paulo

Brazilian

Libra

Aleksa ŠantićAleksa Šantić

27 May 1868

02 February 1924

Mostar

Bosniak

Gemini

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich

11 November 1836

19 March 1907

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

American

Scorpio

A.C BensonA. C. Benson

24 April 1862

17 June 1925

British

Taurus

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan

06 August 1832

02 October 1897

Shusha

Azerbaijani

Leo

Amy LevyAmy Levy

10 November 1861

10 September 1889

London, Clapham

British

Scorpio

Mirza Fatali AkhundovMirza Fatali Akhundov

12 July 1812

09 March 1878

Shaki, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani

Cancer

Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar

27 April 1888

03 November 1919

Pisco

Peruvian

Taurus

Yanka KupalaYanka Kupala

07 July 1882

28 June 1942

Maladzyechna Raion

Cancer

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