William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet and Author

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265, Italian
Poet

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048, Iranian
Mathematician
Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898, Italian
Philosopher

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet
Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
08 May 1930, American
American man of letters
NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet
Karel Appel Karel Appel
25 April 1921, Dutch
Painter, Sculptor, Poet

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer
A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
14 May 1935, Salvadoran
Poet

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist
Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
27 April 1888, Peruvian
Narrator

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
05 May 1892, Azerbaijani
Poet
C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
Poet

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,
Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author
Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

José Antonio Primo de RiveraJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera
24 April 1903, Spanish
Politician, Poet, Advocate

Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
28 April 1953, Chilean
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic
Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
13 May 1937, American
American poet

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Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
24 April 1905, American
poet, novelist, writer, literary critic,

Rod McKuenRod McKuen
29 April 1933, American
Poet

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet

Eoin ColferEoin Colfer
14 May 1965, Irish
Irish author
W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944, German
Writer, Poet, Professor

Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant
20 May 1900, Indian
Writer, Poet
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689
Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright

Maya DerenMaya Deren
29 April 1917, Russian
Filmmaker

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863, Egyptian, Greek, British
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929, American
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar
Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
07 May 1892, American
Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University

BharathidasanBharathidasan
29 April 1891, Indian
Author

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
15 May 1935, American
Musician, Poet, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist
YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839, Japanese
Engraver, Painter, Poet

José SarneyJosé Sarney
24 April 1930, Brazilian
Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet,

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Poet

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
11 May 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer
Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava
09 May 1924, Russian
Screenwriter, Poet, Actor, Singer, Writer,

May SartonMay Sarton
03 May 1912, Belgian, American
Writer, Poet
John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
30 April 1888, American
Educator

Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
06 May 1914, American
Poet

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924, German, Israeli
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator
Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev
06 May 1968, Russian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Record

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853, British
Novelist

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet
James FentonJames Fenton
25 April 1949, British
Poet

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760, French
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright
Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
30 April 1937, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Aviv GeffenAviv Geffen
10 May 1973, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer,

Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa
29 April 1947, American
Poet

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470, Italian
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,
Robert CreeleyRobert Creeley
21 May 1926, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Émile BernardÉmile Bernard
28 April 1868, French
Painter, Poet, Writer

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886, German
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist

Mohsin NaqviMohsin Naqvi
05 May 1947, Pakistani
poet
Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
26 April 1898, Spanish
Spanish poet

Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
06 May 1871, German
Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor,

Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
01 May 1522, French
Poet

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
30 April 1933, American
Literary critic, Poet, Journalist

Carl SpittelerCarl Spitteler
24 April 1845, Swiss
Poet, Writer
Thomas KinsellaThomas Kinsella
04 May 1928, Northern Irish
Poet

George WoodcockGeorge Woodcock
08 May 1912, Canadian
Writer, Literary critic, Poet, Historian,
Claribel AlegríaClaribel Alegría
12 May 1924, Nicaraguan
Poet, Journalist

Alice CaryAlice Cary
26 April 1820, American
Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer

Emile VerhaerenEmile Verhaeren
21 May 1855, French
Belgian poet
Andrey VoznesenskyAndrey Voznesensky
12 May 1933, Russian
poet

Yannis RitsosYannis Ritsos
01 May 1909, Greek
Greek poet
Sri SriSri Sri
30 April 1910, Indian
author, poet, lyricist, songwriter

Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958, Scottish
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet

Ğabdulla TuqayĞabdulla Tuqay
26 April 1886, Russian
Poet

Walter de La MareWalter de La Mare
25 April 1873, British
Poet