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

P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Poet

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

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

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Lawyer

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

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet

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

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden
04 August 1913, American
Poet, Essayist, Educator

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet
Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet

Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet
Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933, Indian
Actress

Alfred, Lord TennysonAlfred, Lord Tennyson
06 August 1809, British
Poet
Jim CarrollJim Carroll
01 August 1949, American
Writer

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844, British
Poet, Writer
E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858, British
Author

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet

Jose Garcia VillaJose Garcia Villa
05 August 1908, Filipino
Poet
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829, British
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

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Chris MarkerChris Marker
29 July 1921, French
Film producer, Film critic, Film director,
Robert SoutheyRobert Southey
12 August 1774, British
Poet

Diana VickersDiana Vickers
30 July 1991, British
Singer, Poet, Singer-songwriter, Stage actor, Film

Tongayi ChirisaTongayi Chirisa
08 August 1981, Zimbabwean
Actor

Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of DunsanyEdward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
24 July 1878, Irish, British
Dramatist
Maithili Sharan GuptMaithili Sharan Gupt
03 August 1886, Indian
Linguist, Poet, Politician, Translator
Felice BryantFelice Bryant
07 August 1925, American
Musician

Alexander TherouxAlexander Theroux
17 August 1939, American
Writer

Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
12 August 1859, American
poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875, Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet

Diane di PrimaDiane di Prima
06 August 1934, American
Poet

Abai KunanbaiuliAbai Kunanbaiuli
10 August 1845, Kazakh
Poet

Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880, British
Poet

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

Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia
22 August 1858, Russian
 
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Guest
20 August 1881, American
Poet

Sugawara MichizaneSugawara Michizane
01 August 0845, Japanese
Scholar and statesman

Balachandran ChullikaduBalachandran Chullikadu
30 July 1957, Indian
 
François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy
29 July 1931, Indian
Author, Politician, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868, French
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet

Ed SandersEd Sanders
17 August 1939, American
Musician, Writer

Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon
10 August 1869, British
Librarian, Art historian, Author, University

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

Hugh MacDiarmidHugh MacDiarmid
11 August 1892, Scottish
Poet
Valerie EliotValerie Eliot
17 August 1926, British
Poet

Mary GilmoreMary Gilmore
16 August 1865, Australian
Journalist, Poet, Writer

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867, British
Poet

Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
05 August 1889, American
Writer
George PeeleGeorge Peele
25 July 1556, British
Translator

Willem ArondeusWillem Arondeus
22 August 1894
Poet, Writer, Painter
Bolesław PrusBolesław Prus
20 August 1847, Polish
Journalist

Geza SzocsGeza Szocs
21 August 1953, Hungarian, Romanian
Poet

Giosuè CarducciGiosuè Carducci
27 July 1835, Italian
Writer, Poet, Journalist
Arthur WaleyArthur Waley
19 August 1889, British
Translator

Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802, British
Poet
Thomas CampbellThomas Campbell
27 July 1777, Scottish
Poet

Wilfrid Scawen BluntWilfrid Scawen Blunt
17 August 1840, British
Poet

Harry MulischHarry Mulisch
29 July 1927, Dutch
Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Writer,
Duncan Campbell ScottDuncan Campbell Scott
02 August 1862, Canadian
Poet, Writer, Civil servant

Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal
11 August 1932, Spanish, French
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Playwright,
Stanley KunitzStanley Kunitz
29 July 1905, American
Educator, Poet

Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
17 August 1837, American
Poet

Dmitry MerezhkovskyDmitry Merezhkovsky
02 August 1865, Russian
Novelist

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932, Nigerian
Poet
Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
17 August 1878, Irish
Poet
Béla BalázsBéla Balázs
04 August 1884, Hungarian
Film critic

Marko MarulicMarko Marulic
18 August 1450, Croatian
Poet

Florine StettheimerFlorine Stettheimer
19 August 1871, American
Painter

Bei DaoBei Dao
02 August 1949, Chinese, American
Writer
Henry Cuyler BunnerHenry Cuyler Bunner
03 August 1855, American
Novelist

Amjad Islam AmjadAmjad Islam Amjad
04 August 1944, Pakistani
Poet

Evan S. ConnellEvan S. Connell
17 August 1924, American
Author

Jules LaforgueJules Laforgue
16 August 1860, French, Uruguayan
Poet

Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780, French
Poet
Saul TchernichowskySaul Tchernichowsky
20 August 1875, Palestinian, Ukrainian, Russian
Poet

Ouyang XiuOuyang Xiu
01 August 1007, Chinese
Essayist
Cees NooteboomCees Nooteboom
31 July 1933, Dutch
Novelist

Tarjei VesaasTarjei Vesaas
20 August 1897, Norwegian
Poet
Jan BrzechwaJan Brzechwa
15 August 1898, Polish
poet
Ivar AasenIvar Aasen
05 August 1813, Norwegian
Philologist, Lexicographer, Playwright, Poet