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

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265, Italian
Poet

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048, Iranian
Mathematician

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898, Italian
Philosopher
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet

Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701, Chinese
Poet
Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
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

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

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer
Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
14 May 1935, Salvadoran
Poet

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

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist
Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
27 April 1888, Peruvian
Narrator

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist
Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
05 May 1892, Azerbaijani
Poet

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
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,
Lyman Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856, American
Writer

Eoin ColferEoin Colfer
14 May 1965, Irish
Irish author

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

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Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
28 April 1953, Chilean
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
13 May 1937, American
American poet
José Antonio Primo de RiveraJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera
24 April 1903, Spanish
Politician, Poet, Advocate
Maya DerenMaya Deren
29 April 1917, Russian
Filmmaker

Rod McKuenRod McKuen
29 April 1933, American
Poet

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

Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
24 April 1905, American
poet, novelist, writer, literary critic,
Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945, American
Author

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

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

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929, American
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

BharathidasanBharathidasan
29 April 1891, Indian
Author
Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator

José SarneyJosé Sarney
24 April 1930, Brazilian
Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet,
Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant
20 May 1900, Indian
Writer, Poet

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,

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839, Japanese
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist

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

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava
09 May 1924, Russian
Screenwriter, Poet, Actor, Singer, Writer,

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet

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

Aviv GeffenAviv Geffen
10 May 1973, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer,
Émile BernardÉmile Bernard
28 April 1868, French
Painter, Poet, Writer

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924, German, Israeli
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev
06 May 1968, Russian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Record

John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
30 April 1888, American
Educator

Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa
29 April 1947, American
Poet
Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
06 May 1914, American
Poet

James FentonJames Fenton
25 April 1949, British
Poet
Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853, British
Novelist

Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470, Italian
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,

Kamau BrathwaiteKamau Brathwaite
11 May 1930, Barbadian
Poet
Mohsin NaqviMohsin Naqvi
05 May 1947, Pakistani
poet

Alejandra PizarnikAlejandra Pizarnik
29 April 1936, Argentinian
Poet
Robert CreeleyRobert Creeley
21 May 1926, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921, German
Author

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
30 April 1937, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886, German
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist
Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Ludwig UhlandLudwig Uhland
26 April 1787, German
Poet

John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet

Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
15 May 1887, Scottish
Poet

Friedrich RückertFriedrich Rückert
16 May 1788, German
Poet
Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
06 May 1871, German
Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor,

Ted KooserTed Kooser
25 April 1939, American
Poet

Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
26 April 1898, Spanish
Spanish poet

Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
01 May 1522, French
Poet

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Poet
Ulrich von HuttenUlrich von Hutten
21 April 1488, German
Scholar

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
30 April 1933, American
Literary critic, Poet, Journalist
Jorie GrahamJorie Graham
09 May 1950, American
Poet

Alfonso ReyesAlfonso Reyes
17 May 1889, Mexican
Writer
Edwin MarkhamEdwin Markham
23 April 1852, American
Poet
Juan GelmanJuan Gelman
03 May 1930, Argentinian, Mexican
Poet