Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

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

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, 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
Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Ogden NashOgden Nash
19 August 1902, American
Poet
Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian
Writer

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet

Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet
Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

GulzarGulzar
18 August 1936, Indian
film director, film producer, screenwriter,
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
columnist, poet, screenwriter, writer

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831, American, Russian
Author

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Poet, Lawyer, Writer, Poet lawyer

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872, French
Illustrator
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844, British
Poet, Writer
Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Robert SoutheyRobert Southey
12 August 1774, British
Poet

Chris MarkerChris Marker
29 July 1921, French
Film producer, Film critic, Film director,
Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
12 August 1859, American
poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875, Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Maithili Sharan GuptMaithili Sharan Gupt
03 August 1886, Indian
Linguist, Poet, Politician, Translator

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Sara TeasdaleSara Teasdale
08 August 1884, American
Poet, Writer
John AshberyJohn Ashbery
28 July 1927, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher, Journalist

Mary GilmoreMary Gilmore
16 August 1865, Australian
Journalist, Poet, Writer
Ed SandersEd Sanders
17 August 1939, American
Musician, Writer

Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
10 August 1912, Brazilian
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Lawyer,

Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868, French
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet
Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon
10 August 1869, British
Librarian, Art historian, Author, University

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy
29 July 1931, Indian
Author, Politician, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Willem ArondeusWillem Arondeus
22 August 1894
Poet, Writer, Painter

Giosuè CarducciGiosuè Carducci
27 July 1835, Italian
Writer, Poet, Journalist

Harry MulischHarry Mulisch
29 July 1927, Dutch
Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Writer,

Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal
11 August 1932, Spanish, French
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Playwright,

Stanley KunitzStanley Kunitz
29 July 1905, American
Educator, Poet
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron TennysonAlfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
06 August 1809, British
Poet

Dmitry MerezhkovskyDmitry Merezhkovsky
02 August 1865, Russian
Novelist

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet, Author, Autobiographer, Literary critic,

Duncan Campbell ScottDuncan Campbell Scott
02 August 1862, Canadian
Poet, Writer, Civil servant
Ivar AasenIvar Aasen
05 August 1813, Norwegian
Philologist, Lexicographer, Playwright, Poet

Jose Garcia VillaJose Garcia Villa
05 August 1908, Filipino
Poet
Josiah Gilbert HollandJosiah Gilbert Holland
24 July 1819, American
Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer, Journalist

Amjad Islam AmjadAmjad Islam Amjad
04 August 1944, Pakistani
Poet

Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia
22 August 1858, Russian
 
Alice Duer MillerAlice Duer Miller
28 July 1874, American
Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Writer

Jan BrzechwaJan Brzechwa
15 August 1898, Polish
poet
Linda Maria BarosLinda Maria Baros
06 August 1981, Romanian
Poet

Balachandran ChullikaduBalachandran Chullikadu
30 July 1957, Indian
 

Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Albert Guest
20 August 1881, American
 
Abai KunanbaiuliAbai Kunanbaiuli
10 August 1845, Kazakh
Poet

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
28 July 1844, British
 
Păstorel TeodoreanuPăstorel Teodoreanu
30 July 1894, Romanian
Linguist, Lawyer