William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British
Writer, Poet

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British, Welsh
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
 

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Author & Poet
William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD, British
Poet
John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608, British
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet
Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet
Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886, British
 
Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822, British
Poet

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet
A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British
Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922, British
Poet, novelist and lecturer

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Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet
George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593, British, Welsh
Poet

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621, British
Poet

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874, Canadian, French, British
Poet & Writer
Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784, British
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

John GayJohn Gay
30 June 1685, British
Dramatist & Poet
Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880, British
Poet

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683, British
Poet

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932, British
Poet
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet and Philosopher

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
Poet

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record
Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary
Alexander LitvinenkoAlexander Litvinenko
1962 AD, British, Russian
Author

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian, British
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist,

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet
Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth
25 August 1938, British
Author

Edmund SpenserEdmund Spenser
1552 AD, British
English poet

Richard CromwellRichard Cromwell
04 October 1626, British
Author

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844, British
Poet, Writer
Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824, British
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

John BetjemanJohn Betjeman
28 August 1906, British
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic

Robert SoutheyRobert Southey
12 August 1774, British
Poet

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

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716, British
Poet, Writer, Literary critic

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
28 February 1909, British
Poet, Writer, Essayist, University teacher,

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

AlcuinAlcuin
0735 AD, British
poet
Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne
05 April 1837, British
Poet, Writer

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator
John TavenerJohn Tavener
28 January 1944, British
Composer, Poet, Musician

John WebsterJohn Webster
1578 AD, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Poet lawyer

Roger McGoughRoger McGough
09 November 1937, British
Author, Writer
Laurie LeeLaurie Lee
26 June 1914, British
Screenwriter, Poet, Autobiographer, Journalist

Leslie BricusseLeslie Bricusse
29 January 1931, British
Composer, Musician, Playwright, Lyricist,
John AgardJohn Agard
21 June 1949, British
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Children's writer

Edward CarpenterEdward Carpenter
29 August 1844, British
Poet, Philosopher, Writer

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski
18 January 1908, British
Mathematician, Poet, Non-fiction writer

Louis MacNeiceLouis MacNeice
12 September 1907, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Kenneth E. BouldingKenneth E. Boulding
18 January 1910, British, American
Economist, University teacher, Philosopher,

Herbert ReadHerbert Read
04 December 1893, British
Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher,
Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
27 February 1938, British
Singer-songwriter, Poet

Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883, British
Composer, Poet, Writer, Pianist

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
18 April 1580, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Heathcote WilliamsHeathcote Williams
15 November 1941, British
Actor, Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Writer
R. S. ThomasR. S. Thomas
29 March 1913, British
Poet, Author, Writer