Virgo Poets

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 1 D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eastwood, England
Died: March 2, 1930

English writer, D. H. Lawrence, was known for exploring sensitive issues, such as sexuality, emotional health,  and instinct. In his works, he often reflected upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. The sexual nature of his writings earned him many enemies. Even though he died at the relatively young age of 44, he left behind a rich literary legacy.

 2 Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon
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Birthdate: September 8, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matfield, Kent, England
Died: September 1, 1967

Siegfried Sassoon was an English writer, poet, and soldier. One of the most popular poets during the First World War, Sassoon's works satirized the patriotic pretensions of those accountable for the war as well as described the horrors of the war. Siegfried Sassoon's works and ideology greatly influenced another leading poet of the First World War, Wilfred Owen.

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 3 Stephen King

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine

One of the most popular American authors, Stephen King has sold over 350 million copies of his works. Many of his books have been adapted into television series, miniseries, and films. One of the most decorated authors, King believes in giving back to society as he and his wife are noted philanthropists.

 4 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Famous As: Poet, Playwright, Novelist
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 22, 1832

Regarded as the greatest literary figure in Germany's modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a statesman and writer. Apart from writing poetry and prose, he also wrote treatises on color, anatomy, and botany. Thanks to his literary genius, Goethe was made part of the Duke's privy council in Weimar and he implemented several reforms at the University of Jena.

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 5 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer and feminist. She is popular for writing novels, such as Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. She is credited with popularizing African literature among a new generation of readers, especially in the United States. In 2015, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 6 Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges
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Famous As: Poet & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine essayist, poet, short-story writer, and translator. An important figure in Spanish-language literature, Jorge Luis Borges' works have contributed immensely to fantasy and the philosophical literature genre. It is also said that his works, which incorporated themes like labyrinths, dreams, and mythology, marked the beginning of 20th-century Latin American literature's magic realist movement.

 7 Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 18, 1709
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lichfield, England
Died: December 13, 1784

Essayist, biographer, lexicographer, and literary critic Samuel Johnson, or Dr. Johnson, is remembered for his A Dictionary of the English Language and Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. He was also a poet, a playwright, and a staunch Tory. His mannerisms indicated he had Tourette syndrome.

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 8 Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gujranwala
Died: October 31, 2005

Amrita Pritam was an Indian poet, essayist, and novelist who wrote in Hindi and Punjabi languages. She is widely regarded as the first major female Punjabi poet and the leading Punjabi-language poet of the 20th century. In 1956, she was honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

 9 Richard Cabral

Richard Cabral
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Richard Cabral is an American actor, writer, and occasional producer. Cabral is best known for playing Hector Tontz in the anthology crime drama TV series American Crime, for which he received nominations at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards and 19th OFTA Television Awards. He also won an award at the 20th Satellite Awards for his performance in the series.

 10 Noname

Noname
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 11 Carmine Giovinazzo

Carmine Giovinazzo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA

 12 William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 4, 1963

 13 Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948

Antonin Artaud was a French writer, poet, dramatist, and theater director. Known for his raw, surreal, and transgressive themes, he was a major figure in 20th-century theater. He outlined his theories in the Theatre of Cruelty movement, expressed in the form of essays and plays. He died of cancer at the age of 51.  

 14 Ali Kemal

Ali Kemal
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fatih, Turkey
Died: November 6, 1922
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 15 Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje
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Famous As: Canadian poet
Birthdate: September 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo

Michael Ondaatje is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, writer, and filmmaker. Born in Sri Lanka, he eventually migrated to Canada. He studied at Bishop's University and embarked on a teaching career. His literary works include poems, novels, and essays. He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Giller Prize and the Booker Prize. 

 16 Mylène Farmer

Mylène Farmer
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: September 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pierrefonds, Montreal, Canada

French-Canadian singer Mylène Farmer is best known for her hits such as Libertine and Les Mots, and for her collaborative acts with Laurent Boutonnat. Born Mylene Jeanne Gautier, she later changed her name to Mylene Farmer in honor of Hollywood star Frances Farmer, who was her idol.

 17 Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashford

 18 Guillaume Apollinaire

Guillaume Apollinaire
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: November 9, 1918

French poet Guillaume Apollinaire was a significant figure of the avant-garde movement. It is believed he had coined the terms Cubism, Surrealism, and Orphism. Known for his iconic poem Chanson du mal-aimé, written after being rejected by a lover, he also developed the typography-based concrete poetry in the collection Calligrammes.

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 19 Gala Dalí

Gala Dalí
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kazan, Russian Empire [now Tatarstan, Russia]
Died: June 10, 1982

 20 John Betjeman

John Betjeman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 19, 1984
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 21 Robert LaSardo

Robert LaSardo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 22 William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: July 11, 1903
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 23 Claude McKay

Claude McKay
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22, 1948

Claude McKay was a poet who played an influential role in the Harlem Renaissance. Remembered for his work If We Must Die, a poem written in response to mob attacks on African-American communities by white Americans, McKay was named the national poet of Jamaica in 1977. For his contribution to literature, he was posthumously honored with the Order of Jamaica.

 24 Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn
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Famous As: Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 25 Emperor Xuanzong of Tang

Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: September 8, 0685
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luoyang, China
Died: May 3, 0762

 26 Johann Gottfried Herder

Johann Gottfried Herder
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: August 25, 1744
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Morąg, Poland
Died: December 18, 1803

German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder is best remembered as a significant figure of the Sturm und Drang literary movement. Born into poverty and largely self-educated till 17, he later became a disciple of Immanuel Kant and was associated with Enlightenment and Weimar Classicism. He was eventually ennobled.

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 27 Keorapetse Kgositsile

Keorapetse Kgositsile
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Famous As: Poet, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: September 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg

Keorapetse Kgositsile was a South African Tswana journalist, poet, and political activist. During the 1960s and 1970s, Kgositsile played an important role in the development of the African National Congress. Keorapetse Kgositsile helped bridge the gap between black poetry in the United States of America and African poetry. He was inaugurated as the nation's National Poet Laureate in 2006.

 28 Arkady Strugatsky

Arkady Strugatsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batumi
Died: October 12, 1991

 29 Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner
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Famous As: American lyricist
Birthdate: August 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 14, 1986

 30 Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
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Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: September 12, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Bengal
Died: November 1, 1950

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay was a Bengali writer born in British India. His autobiographical novel, Pather Panchali (The Song of the Road), is considered his magnum opus. As a young man, he worked in many odd jobs before becoming a writer. Many of his novels were adapted into films. In 1951, he was posthumously awarded the Rabindra Puraskar. 

 31 Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 27, 1961

 32 Jean Arp

Jean Arp
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Famous As: Sculptor
Birthdate: September 16, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: June 7, 1966

Jean Arp was born in Strasbourg, to a German father and a French mother. After studying art in Paris and Switzerland, he co-created The Modern Alliance and participated in the Dada and Abstraction-Création movements. An avant-garde painter and sculptor, he also experimented with media such as embroidery.

 33 Bret Harte

Bret Harte
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Famous As: Author & Poet
Birthdate: August 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: May 5, 1902

 34 A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sheffield, England

 35 Bharatendu Harishchandra

Bharatendu Harishchandra
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 9, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: January 6, 1885

Bharatendu Harishchandra was a 19th-century Hindi writer and poet who is regarded as the father of Hindi literature as well as Hindi theater. He authored numerous dramas, travel accounts, and life sketches. He mainly wrote about the issues faced by Indians, such as poverty, exploitation, and class struggles. A nationalist, he urged Indians to prioritize Indian-made products. 

 36 Mario Benedetti

Mario Benedetti
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
Birthdate: September 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uruguay
Died: May 17, 2009

 37 Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver
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Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: September 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maple Heights

 38 Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chapelton, Jamaica

 39 Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez
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Famous As: American poet
Birthdate: September 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

 40 Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter
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Famous As: Poet, Philosopher, Writer
Birthdate: August 29, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hove
Died: June 28, 1929

 41 Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: November 23, 1990

British writer, Roald Dahl, is considered as one of the greatest children’s authors. He is one of the best-selling authors of all-time and had a career spanning decades. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Twits and Matilda are some of his classic works. He also wrote short stories and novels meant for adults.

 42 Kenji Miyazawa

Kenji Miyazawa
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Famous As: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, Esperantist, Agronomist, Children's writer
Birthdate: August 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hanamaki
Died: September 21, 1933
Japanese novelist Kenji Miyazawa was also a poet of children's literature and is one of Japan's most-read and best-loved authors. Some of his major works include Night on the Galactic Railroad, Kaze no Matasaburō, Gauche the Cellist, and The Night of Taneyamagahara.  Many of his children's stories have inspired anime, most notably Night on the Galactic Railroad.

 43 Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount
Died: November 7, 2016

Leonard Cohen was one of the most popular Canadian celebrities of all time. After starting his career as a poet and novelist, Leonard went on to become a famous singer-songwriter, exploring themes like sexuality, religion, depression, and romantic relationships in his work. Leonard Cohen was one of the inspirations for Steven Clark and Matthew Bissonnette's 2002 film Looking for Leonard.

 44 Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: August 29, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: May 6, 1949

 45 Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese
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Famous As: Italian poet
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santo Stefano Belbo
Died: August 27, 1950

Italian author Cesare Pavese is remembered for his themes of gloom and loneliness and for his protagonists who were often loners. His prolonged fight with fascists and the failure of his affair with actor Constance Dowling led him to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills in a Turin hotel.

 46 Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry
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Famous As: Playwright, Writer, Poet, Novelist
Birthdate: September 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laval
Died: November 1, 1907

 47 Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 30, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: March 7, 1931

 48 Carl Andre

Carl Andre
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor, Artist, Writer, Poet
Birthdate: September 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quincy

 49 Suman Pokhrel

Suman Pokhrel
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mills Area, Biratnagar, Nepal

 50 Irshad Kamil

Irshad Kamil
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Famous As: Poet, Writer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: India

Irshad Kamil is an Indian lyricist and poet best known for writing lyrics for songs in the Hindi film industry. Renowned for his work in films like Jab We Met, Raanjhanaa, and Aashiqui 2, Kamil is one of the most decorated Hindi lyricists of his generation.