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.

 3 Robert Frost

Robert Frost
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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.

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 4 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.

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 5 Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
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.

 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 Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron
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Famous As: Poet and Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 27, 2011

 9 Max Ernst

Max Ernst
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: April 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brühl, Germany
Died: April 1, 1976

Max Ernst was a German painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and poet. A pioneer of the Dada movement, Ernst played an important role in popularizing surrealism during the early-20th century. He is also credited with inventing a couple of techniques, namely frottage and grattage. In 2005, the Max Ernst Museum was opened in his honor in Brühl, Germany.

 10 Win Butler

Win Butler
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Famous As: Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truckee, California, United States

Win Butler is an American-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, musician, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular Canadian indie rock band, Arcade Fire. Also a humanitarian, Butler contributed to a charity record named Do They Know It's Hallowe'en as part of a UNICEF benefit project. A multi-talented personality, Win Butler often participates in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

 11 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

 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 Mahadevi Varma

Mahadevi Varma
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Famous As: Poet, Novelist
Birthdate: March 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Farrukhabad, 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.

 15 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.

 16 Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney
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Famous As: Honored with Nobel Prize in Literature in the 1995
Birthdate: April 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castledawson, Northern Ireland
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.

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 17 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

 18 Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah
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Famous As: Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
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 19 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.

 20 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
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 21 Ernest Cline

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

 22 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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 23 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

 24 Anatole France

Anatole France
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 12, 1924

Anatole France was a French poet, novelist, and journalist. Renowned for writing many best-sellers, Anatole France was one of the most respected French writers of his generation. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921 for his brilliant literary achievements.

 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 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
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 27 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

 28 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.

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 29 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

Tristan Tzara was a Romanian-born French avant-garde performance artist, poet, and essayist. A multi-talented personality, Tzara was also active as a playwright, journalist, art and literary critic, film director, and composer. Tristan Tzara is best remembered for co-founding the anti-establishment Dada movement, which he helped popularize. He is also credited with co-founding the Romanian literary and art magazine Simbolul.   

 30 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

 31 Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco
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Famous As: Courtesan, Poet
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.

 32 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

 33 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.

 34 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

 35 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

 36 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

 37 Kamala Suraiyya

Kamala Suraiyya
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Punnayurkulam, India
Died: May 31, 2009

Kamala Suraiyya, also known by her pen-name Madhavikutty and by her married name Kamala Das, was a Malayali poet who is remembered for her liberal treatment of female sexuality in her works. Her writings, such as Summer in Calcutta, form an integral part of Indian literature written in English.

 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 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

 40 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

 41 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.

 42 François Villon

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

 43 Joy Davidman

Joy Davidman
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Famous As: Author, her best known work, Smoke on the Mountain: An Interpretation of the Ten Commandments
Birthdate: April 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 13, 1960

 44 Gaius Maecenas

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

 45 Michel Faber

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

 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 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

Pietro Aretino was an Italian author, poet, satirist, and playwright. He wielded influence on contemporary politics and art. An outspoken critic, Aretino was one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. A self-proclaimed sodomite, Pietro Aretino was involved in romantic relationships with men, which was uncommon at that time.

 48 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.

 49 Caroline Norton

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

Being the granddaughter of playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author Caroline Norton had her first experience at writing in her teens. Her beauty and charm, however, made her failed barrister husband jealous. The rift in their marriage caused her to successfully campaign for married women’s right to property and their children’s custody.

 50 Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne
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Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: April 5, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: April 10, 1909