Poets from English speaking nations such as Great Britain and the United States have penned some of the finest pieces of literature. Britain in particular, has produced many such great minds who have expressed many of their thoughts through hymns and poems. These poets have incorporated different aspects of daily life such as nature, romance, and the various problems plaguing the society in their work. Some of the famous poets from Britain are Robert Adamson, Mark Akenside, William Cowper and Richard Arlington. William Cowper alone has penned around 89 poems, such as ‘Abuse of the Gospel’, ‘Exhortation to Prayer’, ‘For the Poor’, and ‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way’. The poems penned by Richard Arlington, such as ‘At The British Museum’, ‘Bombardment’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Daisy’ created a great impression amongst readers which were inspired by the poet’s daily life. Rudyard Kipling, who is well known for his well-acclaimed story ‘Jungle Book’, has also written a dozen poems such as the ‘Disciples’, ‘The Ballad of East and West’, as well as ‘Gunga Din’. Here’s we bring you the collection of biographies of a few famous poets from Britain. Try to gather everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to them.
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564
Writer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
 

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

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer
Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD
Poet

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist
John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795
Romantic poet

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

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet

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

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564
Playwright, Poet

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet
Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709
Writer

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

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

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

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

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

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Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 
Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Edmund SpenserEdmund Spenser
1552 AD
Poet

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631
poet
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922
Poet, novelist and lecturer
Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640
Playwright

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731
Poet

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672
Essayist & Poet

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist
George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet

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

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621
Poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612
Poet

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784
English Essayist, Poet & Critic
Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
31 December 1569
Poet

John GayJohn Gay
30 June 1685
Dramatist & Poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

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

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683
Poet

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932
Poet

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792
Poet

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904
Poet

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet
Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950
Singer-songwriter

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964
Actor
John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949
Poet

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883
Composer
Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth
25 August 1938
Author
Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987
Actress

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952
Singer

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

Jake ThackrayJake Thackray
27 February 1938
Singer-songwriter, Poet

Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD
Politician

Simon ArmitageSimon Armitage
26 May 1963
Poet
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer

Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923
Actor
George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836
Dramatist
Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD
poet
John BetjemanJohn Betjeman
28 August 1906
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic