Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet
Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American
Lawyer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Novelist

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 
John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

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

Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901, Italian
Author & Poet

Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922, Indonesian
Poet

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Poet

By Oqtay Sadikhzade (National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsKhurshidbanu Natavan
06 August 1832, Azerbaijani
Poet
P B ShelleyP B Shelley
04 August 1792, British
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,
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

Thurston MooreThurston Moore
25 July 1958, American
Musician

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844, British
Poet, Writer
William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet

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Katharine Lee BatesKatharine Lee Bates
12 August 1859, American
poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter
E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858, British
Author

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,
Alexander TherouxAlexander Theroux
17 August 1939, American
Writer
Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of DunsanyEdward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany
24 July 1878, Irish, British
Dramatist

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

C. Narayana ReddyC. Narayana Reddy
29 July 1931, Indian
Author, Politician, Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
26 July 1875, Spanish
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880, British
Poet

Sara TeasdaleSara Teasdale
08 August 1884, American
Poet, Writer

John AshberyJohn Ashbery
28 July 1927, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher, Journalist

Willem ArondeusWillem Arondeus
22 August 1894
Poet, Writer, Painter

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet
Maithili Sharan GuptMaithili Sharan Gupt
03 August 1886, Indian
Linguist, Poet, Politician, Translator

Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
10 August 1912, Brazilian
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Lawyer,
Edgar Albert GuestEdgar Guest
20 August 1881, American
Poet

Bolesław PrusBolesław Prus
20 August 1847, Polish
Journalist

Hugh MacDiarmidHugh MacDiarmid
11 August 1892, Scottish
Poet
Paul ClaudelPaul Claudel
06 August 1868, French
Playwright, Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Diarist, Poet

Ed SandersEd Sanders
17 August 1939, American
Musician, Writer
François FénelonFrançois Fénelon
06 August 1651, French
Theologian

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867, British
Poet

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

Conrad AikenConrad Aiken
05 August 1889, American
Writer

Giosuè CarducciGiosuè Carducci
27 July 1835, Italian
Writer, Poet, Journalist
George PeeleGeorge Peele
25 July 1556, British
Translator

Balachandran ChullikaduBalachandran Chullikadu
30 July 1957, Indian
 

Arthur WaleyArthur Waley
19 August 1889, British
Translator

Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802, British
Poet
Diane di PrimaDiane di Prima
06 August 1934, American
Poet

Muhammad Mahdi al-JawahiriMuhammad Mahdi al-Jawahiri
26 July 1900, Iraqi
Poet
Laurence BinyonLaurence Binyon
10 August 1869, British
Librarian, Art historian, Author, University

Valerie EliotValerie Eliot
17 August 1926, British
Poet

Oliver St. John GogartyOliver St. John Gogarty
17 August 1878, Irish
Poet
Fernando ArrabalFernando Arrabal
11 August 1932, Spanish, French
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor, Playwright,

Stanley KunitzStanley Kunitz
29 July 1905, American
Educator, Poet
Dmitry MerezhkovskyDmitry Merezhkovsky
02 August 1865, Russian
Novelist

Wilfrid Scawen BluntWilfrid Scawen Blunt
17 August 1840, British
Poet

Harry MulischHarry Mulisch
29 July 1927, Dutch
Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Writer,
Charlotte Forten GrimkéCharlotte Forten Grimké
17 August 1837, American
Poet

Henry Cuyler BunnerHenry Cuyler Bunner
03 August 1855, American
Novelist
Duncan Campbell ScottDuncan Campbell Scott
02 August 1862, Canadian
Poet, Writer, Civil servant

Cees NooteboomCees Nooteboom
31 July 1933, Dutch
Novelist

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932, Nigerian
Poet

Bei DaoBei Dao
02 August 1949, Chinese, American
Writer
Ouyang XiuOuyang Xiu
01 August 1007, Chinese
Essayist
Béla BalázsBéla Balázs
04 August 1884, Hungarian
Film critic

Sylvain MaréchalSylvain Maréchal
15 August 1750, French
Essayist

Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Constantinovich of Russia
22 August 1858, Russian
 

Nikolaus LenauNikolaus Lenau
13 August 1802, Austrian
Poet
Florine StettheimerFlorine Stettheimer
19 August 1871, American
Painter

Jules LaforgueJules Laforgue
16 August 1860, French, Uruguayan
Poet

Amjad Islam AmjadAmjad Islam Amjad
04 August 1944, Pakistani
Poet

Ivar AasenIvar Aasen
05 August 1813, Norwegian
Philologist, Lexicographer, Playwright, Poet

Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780, French
Poet
Peter ViereckPeter Viereck
05 August 1916, American
Poet

Evan S. ConnellEvan S. Connell
17 August 1924, American
Author
Tarjei VesaasTarjei Vesaas
20 August 1897, Norwegian
Poet

Ueda AkinariUeda Akinari
25 July 1734, Japanese
Author
Samuel David LuzzattoSamuel David Luzzatto
22 August 1800, Italian
Scholar
Louise BoganLouise Bogan
11 August 1897, American
Poet