Aries Poets

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 1 Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: May 28, 2014
Poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was a champion for black feminism and is best remembered for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and over 50 honorary degrees was also a child sex abuse survivor.

 2 William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

English poet William Wordsworth, along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, released Lyrical Ballads in 1798, which set the tone for the Romantic Age of English Literature. Wordsworth was known for his poems I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, The Prelude, and The Solitary Reaper. He also served as the Poet Laureate.

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 3 Robert Frost

Robert Frost.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: January 29, 1963

Robert Frost was an American poet. An influential poet, Frost was honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, the only poet to receive four such awards. One of America's public literary figures, Robert Frost received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. His works influenced other poets like Robert Francis, James Wright, Edward Thomas, Richard Wilbur, and Seamus Heaney.

 4 Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 31, 1867
French prose poet, essayist, and critic Charles Baudelaire was one of the first translators of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Best known for his book of poems Les Fleurs du mal, he is believed to have coined the word modernity and was associated with the symbolist and decadent movements.
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 5 William Morris

William Morris.
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Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

William Morris was a British poet, novelist, textile designer, translator, and socialist activist. He played a major role in reviving the traditional British textile arts and the various methods of production. As a novelist and poet, Morris helped establish the fantasy genre, which is prevalent today. He is counted among the most important cultural figures of the Victorian era.

 6 A. E. Housman

A. E. Housman.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Died: April 30, 1936

 7 Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 31, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winestead, England
Died: August 16, 1678
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 8 Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett.
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Famous As: Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
Birthdate: April 13, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: December 22, 1989

Samuel Beckett was a legendary Nobel Prize-winning Irish postmodernist and minimalist playwright and author, regarded as a prominent figure of the "Theatre of the Absurd.” He is best known for the play Waiting for Godot and for his tragi-comic themes and black comedy. He was also the Saoi of Aosdána.

 9 Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron
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Famous As: Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: May 27, 2011

 10 Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer
Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guerrero
Died: July 13, 2015

 11 Win Butler

Win Butler
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Famous As: Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston

 12 Paul Verlaine

Paul Verlaine.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: January 8, 1896

Paul Verlaine was a French poet best remembered for his association with the Decadent movement and the Symbolist movement. He is regarded as one of the most important representatives of the fin de siècle in French and international poetry. His poetry served as an inspiration for composers like Gabriel Fauré, who composed several mélodies based on Verlaine's poems.

 13 Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brewster, New York, United States
Died: February 12, 1915

 14 Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah
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Famous As: Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham

 15 Frieda Hughes

Frieda Hughes
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Famous As: Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

 16 Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz.
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Famous As: Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19, 1998
Born into a family of intellectuals, Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz had been introduced to literature through his grandfather’s library. Apart from poetry, he had also written essays on art, politics, and culture. As a Mexican diplomat, he had been to countries such as India and France.
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 17 Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson
Died: August 30, 2013

Seamus Heaney was an Irish poet, translator, and playwright. One of the most respected poets of his generation, Heaney was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. He also won other prestigious awards, such as the Eric Gregory Award. Several years after his death, Seamus Heaney is still considered one of the main contributors to poetry in Ireland.

 18 George Herbert

George Herbert.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 3, 1593
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montgomery
Died: March 1, 1633

George Herbert was an orator, poet, and priest of the Church of England. Although he is regarded as one of the most important British devotional lyricists, Herbert's poetry is often associated with the works of popular metaphysical poets. He was also a collector of proverbs and his collection was published in 1640.

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 19 Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis.
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Famous As: Poet, novelist and lecturer
Birthdate: April 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clapham, London, England
Died: October 22, 1995

 20 Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral.
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Famous As: Chilean poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
Died: January 10, 1957

Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and educator Lucila Godoy Alcayaga was better known by her pseudonym, Gabriela Mistral. The suicide of her first love inspired her poem Dolor. Her diplomatic assignments later took her to places such as Madrid and Lisbon. She is remembered for her emotional verses and her feminism.

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 21 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: April 1, 1647
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ditchley
Died: July 26, 1680

 22 Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver.
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Famous As: Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Birthdate: April 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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 23 Dietrich Eckart

Dietrich Eckart
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: December 26, 1923

German anti-Semitic völkisch poet, playwright, journalist, publicist, and political activist Dietrich Eckart, one of Adolf Hitler's earliest mentors who Hitler acknowledged as the spiritual co-founder of Nazism, founded German Workers' Party, the precursor of Nazi Party. Eckart was the original publisher of the Nazi Party newspaper Völkischer Beobachter, and lyricist of Sturmlied, the de facto anthem of the Sturmabteilung.

 24 Whittaker Chambers

Whittaker Chambers
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 9, 1961

 25 Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Famous As: Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter, Journalist
Birthdate: March 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yonkers

 26 Yue Fei

Yue Fei
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Famous As: Poet, Military personnel
Birthdate: March 24, 1103
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tangyin County
Died: January 27, 1142
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 27 Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco.
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Famous As: Courtesan, Poetess
Birthdate: March 25, 1546
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: July 22, 1591

A significant Venetian figure, Veronica Franco wasn’t an ordinary courtesan but was educated and a talented poet, too. She defended herself successfully against charges of witchcraft. Born to a courtesan, she was married to a doctor briefly and later became a sex worker to sustain herself and her children.

 28 Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 25, 1966
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 29 Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani.
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: April 30, 1998

Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian writer, diplomat, publisher, and poet. Renowned for incorporating themes like eroticism, religion, love, feminism, and Arab nationalism into his poetry, Qabbani's poems have achieved worldwide acclaim; they have been translated into many languages, including English and Russian. Regarded as Syria's National Poet, Qabbani is also one of the most respected poets in the Arab world.

 30 Tristan Tzara

Tristan Tzara
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Famous As: Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film director, Translator, Playwright, Essayist, Composer, Musician, Performance artist, Literary critic
Birthdate: April 16, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moineşti
Died: December 25, 1963

 31 Billy Collins

Billy Collins
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City

 32 John Millington Synge

John Millington Synge
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Famous As: Playwright, Poet
Birthdate: April 16, 1871
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rathfarnham
Died: March 24, 1909

 33 Nizam al-Mulk

Nizam al-Mulk
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Famous As: scientist, writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1018
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 14, 1092

 34 Vivian Stanshall

Vivian Stanshall
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: March 5, 1995

 35 Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez
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Famous As: American-Dominican poet
Birthdate: March 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 36 Mahadevi Varma

Mahadevi Varma.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Farrukhabad, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Died: September 11, 1987

A leading figure of the Chhayavad movement of Hindi literature, Indian author Mahadevi Varma was also a Jnanpith Award and Padma Bhushan winner. A champion of women’s rights, she contributed to the establishment of the Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth for educating girls. She also developed the soft Khadi boli.

 37 François Villon

François Villon
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Famous As: poet, writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1431
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1464 AD

 38 Edmond Rostand

Edmond Rostand
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Famous As: Playwright, Writer, Poet, Essayist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marseille
Died: December 2, 1918

 39 Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang.
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Famous As: Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic
Birthdate: March 31, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Selkirk
Died: July 20, 1912

Best known for his collections of folklore, fairy tales, and legends, Scottish author and Merton College fellow Andrew Lang was also an avid historian and anthropologist who coined the term psychical research. His The World of Homer and his translations of Homer’s works remain invaluable to Homerian students.

 40 Gaius Maecenas

Gaius Maecenas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 15, 0068
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arezzo
Died: 0008 BC

 41 Michel Faber

Michel Faber
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 42 Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States

 43 Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso
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Famous As: Poet, Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 17, 2001

 44 Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Thomas D'Arcy McGee
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carlingford, Ireland
Died: April 7, 1868

Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish-Canadian politician, Catholic spokesman, journalist, and poet. As a young man, he opposed British rule in Ireland and was in favor of creating an independent Irish Republic. He later became conservative in his beliefs and moved to Canada. He helped create the Canadian Confederation in 1867 but was assassinated the following year.  

 45 Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States

 46 Comte de Lautréamont

Comte de Lautréamont
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 4, 1846
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 24, 1870

 47 Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 18, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: December 26, 1831

Henry Louis Vivian Derozio was an Anglo-Indian poet who became the assistant headmaster of Hindu College, Kolkata. He was born to a Christian Indo-Portuguese father and an English mother in British India. A brilliant young man, he was a radical thinker of his time, and his activities kindled the intellectual revolution in Bengal. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 22.  

 48 Pietro Aretino

Pietro Aretino
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist
Birthdate: April 19, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arezzo
Died: October 21, 1556

 49 Erica Jong

Erica Jong
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

 50 Caroline Norton

Caroline Norton.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 22, 1808
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: June 15, 1877