William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

26 April 1564

British

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

Indian

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
(Poet)

30 April 1265

Italian

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

07 May 1812

British

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

American

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope

21 May 1688

British

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
(Mathematician)

18 May 1048

Iranian,Persian

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)

01 May 1672

British

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

American

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
(American man of letters)

08 May 1930

American

NovalisNovalis
(Philosopher & Poet)

02 May 1772

German

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
(Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet)

13 May 1840

French

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Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
(Poet)

14 May 1935

Salvadoran

Karel Appel Karel Appel
(Painter, Sculptor, Poet)

25 April 1921

Dutch

Charles SimicCharles Simic
(Poet)

09 May 1938

American

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
(Composer)

04 May 1923

Lebanese

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
(English essayist)

24 April 1862

British

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Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
(Narrator)

27 April 1888

Peruvian

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
(Poet)

05 May 1892

Azerbaijani

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
(Poet)

27 April 1904

Irish,British

FishFish
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet)

25 April 1958

Scottish

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Literary critic)

05 May 1813

Danish

DonovanDonovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)

10 May 1946

British

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Julius EvolaJulius Evola
(Poet, Racial theorist, Writer, Painter, Philosopher)

19 May 1898

Italian

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
(Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist, Novelist, Translator)

12 May 1828

British

Michael RosenMichael Rosen
(Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist, Author, Poet)

07 May 1946

British

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
(American author)

24 April 1940

American

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(Socialite, Poet)

15 May 1927

German

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
(Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic)

28 April 1953

Chilean

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Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
(American poet)

13 May 1937

American

Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
(poet, novelist, writer, literary critic, journalist)

24 April 1905

American

Eoin ColferEoin Colfer
(Irish author)

14 May 1965

Irish

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
(Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet)

19 May 1972

Swedish

José Antonio Primo de RiveraJosé Antonio Primo de Rivera
(Politician, Poet, Advocate)

24 April 1903

Spanish

Maya DerenMaya Deren
(Filmmaker)

29 April 1917

Russian

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Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
(Explorer, Poet, Writer, Playwright)

15 May 1689

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
(Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist)

29 April 1863

Egyptian,Greek,British

W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
(Writer, Poet, Professor)

18 May 1944

German

Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant
(Writer, Poet)

20 May 1900

Indian

BharathidasanBharathidasan
(Author)

29 April 1891

Indian

Jane RobertsJane Roberts
(Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

08 May 1929

American

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Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
(Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Lawyer)

07 May 1892

American

José SarneyJosé Sarney
(Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet, Novelist)

24 April 1930

Brazilian

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
(Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic, Essayist, Social critic, Writer)

08 May 1895

American

Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
(Musician, Poet, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Trade unionist)

15 May 1935

American

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
(Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist)

30 April 1924

American

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
(Engraver, Painter, Poet)

30 April 1839

Japanese

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Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
(Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator)

29 April 1907

Japanese

Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev
(Singer, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Record producer)

06 May 1968

Russian

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)

30 April 1937

British

Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava
(Screenwriter, Poet, Actor, Singer, Writer, Composer, Novelist, Guitarist, Songwriter)

09 May 1924

Russian

May SartonMay Sarton
(Writer, Poet)

03 May 1912

Belgian,American

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
(Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

06 May 1904

Swedish

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Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
(Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright)

10 May 1760

French

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
(Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator)

03 May 1924

German,Israeli

Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
(Poet, Writer)

11 May 1911

Indian

Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
(Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator, Essayist, Cleric, Catholic priest)

20 May 1470

Italian

Aviv GeffenAviv Geffen
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Singer, Poet, Songwriter)

10 May 1973

Israeli

Robert CreeleyRobert Creeley
(Poet, Writer, University teacher)

21 May 1926

American

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Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
(Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist)

02 May 1886

German

Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
(Spanish poet)

26 April 1898

Spanish

Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
(Poet)

01 May 1522

French

Mohsin NaqviMohsin Naqvi
(poet)

05 May 1947

Pakistani

Christian MorgensternChristian Morgenstern
(Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary editor, Journalist)

06 May 1871

German

Helen VendlerHelen Vendler
(Literary critic, Poet, Journalist)

30 April 1933

American

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Carl SpittelerCarl Spitteler
(Poet, Writer)

24 April 1845

Swiss

Claribel AlegríaClaribel Alegría
(Poet, Journalist)

12 May 1924

Nicaraguan

George WoodcockGeorge Woodcock
(Writer, Literary critic, Poet, Historian, Biographer, Anarchist)

08 May 1912

Canadian

Alice CaryAlice Cary
(Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer)

26 April 1820

American

Emile VerhaerenEmile Verhaeren
(Belgian poet)

21 May 1855

French

Sri SriSri Sri
(author, poet, lyricist, songwriter)

30 April 1910

Indian

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Andrey VoznesenskyAndrey Voznesensky
(poet)

12 May 1933

Russian

Yannis RitsosYannis Ritsos
(Greek poet)

01 May 1909

Greek

Émile BernardÉmile Bernard
(Painter, Poet, Writer)

28 April 1868

French