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

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265, Italian
Poet

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898, Italian
Philosopher

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright
Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048, Iranian
Mathematician

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet
Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701, Chinese
Poet

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet
Gary SnyderGary Snyder
08 May 1930, American
American man of letters

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet

NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet
A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist

Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
14 May 1935, Salvadoran
Poet

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet

Karel Appel Karel Appel
25 April 1921, Dutch
Painter, Sculptor, 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

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
14 May 1983, American
Actress

DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

L. Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856, American
Writer

John GaltJohn Galt
02 May 1779, Scottish
Novelist
Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

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Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet
Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet

Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor

Eoin ColferEoin Colfer
14 May 1965, Irish
Irish author

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet
Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
28 April 1953, Chilean
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
13 May 1937, American
Poet

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Rod McKuenRod McKuen
29 April 1933, American
Poet
Maya DerenMaya Deren
29 April 1917, Russian
Filmmaker

W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944, German
Writer

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

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863, Egyptian, Greek, British
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

BharathidasanBharathidasan
29 April 1891, Indian
Author
Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant
20 May 1900, Indian
Writer, Poet

Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945, American
Author
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929, American
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,
Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator

Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
07 May 1892, American
Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University
Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
15 May 1935, American
Musician, Poet, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
11 May 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer

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

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839, Japanese
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Mohsin NaqviMohsin Naqvi
05 May 1947, Pakistani
poet
Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist

May SartonMay Sarton
03 May 1912, Belgian, American
Writer, Poet

John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
30 April 1888, American
Educator

Alejandra PizarnikAlejandra Pizarnik
29 April 1936, Argentinian
Poet
Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Poet

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924, German, Israeli
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
James FentonJames Fenton
25 April 1949, British
Poet

Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
06 May 1914, American
Poet

Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava
09 May 1924, Russian
Poet
Kamau BrathwaiteKamau Brathwaite
11 May 1930, Barbadian
Poet

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa
29 April 1947, American
Poet

Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev
06 May 1968, Russian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Record

Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470, Italian
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,
Aviv GeffenAviv Geffen
10 May 1973, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer,

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853, British
Novelist
Émile BernardÉmile Bernard
28 April 1868, French
Painter, Poet, Writer

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

Robert CreeleyRobert Creeley
21 May 1926, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
26 April 1787, German
Poet
Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
30 April 1937, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright
John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet

Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921, German
Author

Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
26 April 1898, Spanish
Spanish poet

Jorie GrahamJorie Graham
09 May 1950, American
Poet
Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
01 May 1522, French
Poet

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
15 May 1887, Scottish
Poet

Friedrich RückertFriedrich Rückert
16 May 1788, German
Poet

Ulrich von HuttenUlrich von Hutten
21 April 1488, German
Scholar

Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
06 May 1871, German
Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor,
Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
23 April 1852, American
Poet

Dorothy HewettDorothy Hewett
21 May 1923, Australian
Poet
Elia Abu MadiElia Abu Madi
15 May 1890, Lebanese
Poet

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
30 April 1933, American
Literary critic, Poet, Journalist
Carl SpittelerCarl Spitteler
24 April 1845, Swiss
Poet, Writer
Jessie Redmon FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
27 April 1882, American
Editor