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
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
Occultist

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770
Poet
Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792
Poet

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD
Poet
Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564
Playwright, Poet

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795
Romantic poet

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

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist
Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist

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

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

Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930
Poet and Children's Writer
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809
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

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688
 
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet

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Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572
Dramatist, Poet & Actor
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922
Poet

Edmund SpenserEdmund Spenser
1552 AD
Poet

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631
poet
Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904
Poet

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955
 

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922
Poet, novelist and lecturer
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640
Playwright
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926
Novelist

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731
Poet
Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672
Essayist & Poet

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593
Poet
A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859
Poet

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612
Poet

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621
Poet

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793
English poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
31 December 1569
Poet

Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
19 October 1784
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

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

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929
Poet
Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683
Poet

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

Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932
Poet
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Charles SalvadorCharles Salvador
06 December 1952
Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer
Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987
Actress

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

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Rumer GoddenRumer Godden
10 December 1907
Author

John Cooper ClarkeJohn Cooper Clarke
25 January 1949
Poet
Alfred, Lord TennysonAlfred, Lord Tennyson
06 August 1809
Poet

Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
11 July 1964
Actor

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,
Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923
Actor
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer

Genesis P-OrridgeGenesis P-Orridge
22 February 1950
Singer-songwriter

Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth
25 August 1938
Author
Simon ArmitageSimon Armitage
26 May 1963
Poet

David KnopflerDavid Knopfler
27 December 1952
Singer

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

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

Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD
poet
Jeremy LloydJeremy Lloyd
22 July 1930
Writer

Henry Howard, Earl of SurreyHenry Howard, Earl of Surrey
1517 AD
Politician
Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet

AkalaAkala
01 December 1983
Rapper
Sir Thomas WyattSir Thomas Wyatt
1503 AD
Politician
Philip SidneyPhilip Sidney
30 November 1554
Poet