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

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

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

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795
Romantic poet
John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet
Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818

Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930
Poet and Children's Writer

John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572
Poet, lawyer, satirist
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

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

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688

Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887

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Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731

Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922
Poet, novelist and lecturer
Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672
Essayist & Poet

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
10 July 1640
George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621

John ClareJohn Clare
13 July 1793
English poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808

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

John GayJohn Gay
30 June 1685
Dramatist & Poet

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809

Edward YoungEdward Young
03 July 1683
Adrian MitchellAdrian Mitchell
24 October 1932

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

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet and Philosopher
C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904

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

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,
Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912

10 May 1946
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Johnny MarrJohnny Marr
31 October 1963
Guitarist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Record

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

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeSamuel Taylor Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Writer, Literary
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist,

Alexander LitvinenkoAlexander Litvinenko
1962 AD

Nik KershawNik Kershaw
01 March 1958
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Poet
Edmund SpenserEdmund Spenser
1552 AD
English poet

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,

Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth
25 August 1938

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer
Richard CromwellRichard Cromwell
04 October 1626

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Poet, Writer, Novelist

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer
George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

Emilia LanierEmilia Lanier
1569 AD
writer, poet
John BetjemanJohn Betjeman
28 August 1906
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University

Thomas GrayThomas Gray
26 December 1716
Poet, Writer, Literary critic
Robert SoutheyRobert Southey
12 August 1774

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

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

0735 AD

Anne AskewAnne Askew
1521 AD
William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator