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

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
 

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Author & Poet
William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

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
John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608, British
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet

Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564, British
Playwright, Poet

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist
A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet
Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886, British
 

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822, British
Poet
Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

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Edmund SpenserEdmund Spenser
1552 AD, British
Poet
John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet

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

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet
Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593, British, Welsh
Poet

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793, British
English poet
A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British
Poet

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621, British
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

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

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet
A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683, British
Poet

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932, British
Poet
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British
Poet

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet
C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
Poet

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Poet

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

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963, British
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964, British
Actor

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949, British
Poet

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801, British
Theologian
Richard CromwellRichard Cromwell
04 October 1626, British
Author

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet
Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883, British
Composer

Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth
25 August 1938, British
Author

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800, British
Historian
David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952, British
Singer

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
27 February 1938, British
Singer-songwriter, Poet

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD, British
Politician
Simon ArmitageSimon Armitage
26 May 1963, British
Poet

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844, British
Poet, Writer
Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824, British
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836, British
Dramatist

John BetjemanJohn Betjeman
28 August 1906, British
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic
Philip SidneyPhilip Sidney
30 November 1554, British
Poet
William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817, British
Painter, Poet, Writer

AlcuinAlcuin
0735 AD, British
Poet

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716, British
Poet, Writer, Literary critic
Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863, Egyptian, Greek, British
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Robert SoutheyRobert Southey
12 August 1774, British
Poet

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722, British
Poet

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873, British
Novelist

John WebsterJohn Webster
1578 AD, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Poet lawyer
Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
17 July 1674, British
Theologian

Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne
05 April 1837, British
Poet, Writer
TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet

Mark HaddonMark Haddon
26 September 1962, British
Writer
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886, Austrian, British
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University
John MasefieldJohn Masefield
01 June 1878, British
Poet