William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British
Writer, Poet

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048, Iranian, Persian
Mathematician

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet and Author

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British, Welsh
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809, American
Author, Poet, Editor and Literary Critic

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
 

Victor HugoVictor Hugo
26 February 1802, French
Author & Poet
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet
Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician

VoltaireVoltaire
21 November 1694, French
Writer

RumiRumi
30 September 1207, Afghan, Turkish
Great Poet
Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Author & Poet

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819, American
Poet & humanist
Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
03 June 1926, American
Poet

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet
Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265, Italian
Poet

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American
Poet
HomerHomer
0800 BC, Greek
Greek author

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Writer

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher
Jack KerouacJack Kerouac
12 March 1922, American
Novelist, Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American
Writer

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
28 August 1749, German
Poet

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
09 November 1877, Pakistani
Poet & Philosopher
Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850, Scottish
Novelist, Poet

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer
1343 AD, British
Poet

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KabirKabir
1440 AD, Indian
Saint and Mystic Poet
Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Poet

John KeatsJohn Keats
31 October 1795, British
Romantic poet
Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

John MiltonJohn Milton
09 December 1608, British
Poet, Polemicist, and Civil Servant for the
Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet
Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
10 February 1898, German
Poet

Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda
12 July 1904, Chilean
Chilean poet

Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885, American
Poet

Robert BurnsRobert Burns
25 January 1759, Scottish
Poet and Lyricist

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
24 August 1899, Argentinian
Poet
Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
27 October 1914, Welsh
Poet & Writer

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
18 September 1709, British
Writer

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British
Novelist

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667, Irish
Author and Satirist
Virgil Virgil
15 October 0070, Ancient Roman
Poet

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet
Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
20 March 1828, Norwegian
Playwright, Poet.

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

AeschylusAeschylus
0525 BC, Greek
Greek Tragedian
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist
John DonneJohn Donne
22 January 1572, British
Poet, lawyer, satirist

OvidOvid
20 March 0043, Italian, Romanian
Poet

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898, Spanish
Poet
Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
09 April 1821, French
Poet

Sophocles Sophocles
0496 BC, Greek
Ancient Greek Poet
Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
20 October 1854, French
Poet

PetrarchPetrarch
20 July 1304, Italian
Poet & Philosopher

TulsidasTulsidas
1497 AD, Indian
Poet & Saint

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh
W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet
Harold PinterHarold Pinter
10 October 1930, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939, Irish
Poet
Amir KhusrowAmir Khusrow
1253 AD, Indian
Sufi Poet

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet

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

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American
Poet

Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807, American
Poet & Educator
Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
04 December 1875, Austrian
Poet & Novelist

John UpdikeJohn Updike
18 March 1932, American
 
HoraceHorace
08 December 0065, Ancient Roman
Roman poet

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor
Neal CassadyNeal Cassady
08 February 1926, American
 

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863, Spanish, Italian
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Friedrich SchillerFriedrich Schiller
10 November 1759, German
Poet, Playwright, Historian & Philosopher

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886, British
 
Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie
07 October 1966, American
Novelist

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822, British
Poet
Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer

John DrydenJohn Dryden
09 August 1631, British
poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British
Poet