Poets’ Dates, all

Listing the obvious and maybe a few less so, and apologies for the many, famous or not, that are not included this time around.

List is approx 100+.            All Poets Laureate are included.

Poets                            born- died

Simon Armitage                          1963

Carol Ann Duffy                           1955                  current poet laur.

Andrew Motion              26.Oct. 1952                  poet laur. to 2009

Paul Muldoon                  20.jun. 1951

James Fenton                                 1949

Wendy Cope                                   1945

Douglas Dunn                               1942

Seamus Heaney             13.Apr. 1939-2013

Roger McGough                            1937

Sylvia Plath                      27.Oct.1932-1963

George Macbeth                            1932-1992

Ted Hughes                       19.Jan. 1930-1999      poet laur.

Anthony Thwaite                           1930

Derek Walcott                   23.Jan. 1930

Thom Gunn                      29.Aug. 1929-2004

Mike Doyle                                        1928

Elizabeth Jennings                         1926-2001

John Barrington Wain    14.Mar.1925-1994

Vernon Scannell                              1922-2007

Philip Larkin                                     1922-2007

Guy Butler                                          1918-2001

Robert Lowell                       1.Mar. 1917-1977

Charles Causley                                1917-2003

Alun Lewis                                          1915-1944

John Berryman                    25.Oct.1914-1972

Dylan Thomas                    27.Oct. 1914-1953

Roy Fuller                             11.Feb. 1912 –

James Reeves                                     1909-1978

Stephen Spender               28.Feb. 1909-1995

W H Auden                            21.Feb.1907-1973

Sir John Betjeman              28.Aug.1906-1984     poet laur.

Cecil Day Lewis                    27.Apr.1904-1972      poet laur.

Stevie Smith                                        1902-1971

Ogden Nash                           19.Aug.1902-1971

Edmund Blunden                                1896-1974

Robert Graves                                       1895-1985

e e cummings                         14.Oct. 1894-1962

Wilfrid Owen                           18.Mar.1893-1918

T S Eliot                                                    1888-1965

Edith Sitwell                              7.Sep. 1887-1964

Rupert Brooke                                        1887-1915

Siegfried Sassoon                                  1886-1967

Ezra Pound                               30.Oct. 1885-1972

D H Lawrence                           11.Sep. 1885-1930

John Drinkwater                                    1882-1937

James Joyce                                 2.Feb. 1882 – 1941

Alfred Noyes                              16.Sep.1880 –

John Edward Masefield                        1878-1967      poet laur.

Edward Thomas                        3.Mar. 1878-1917

Rainer Maria Rilke                    4.Dec. 1875-1926

Robert Service                           16.Jan. 1874-1958

Robert Frost                              26.Mar. 1874-1963

Walter de la Mare                     25.Apr. 1873-1956

John Cowper Powys                    8.Oct. 1872-1963

Laurence Binyon                        10.Aug.1869-1943

Rudyard Kipling                         30.Dec. 1865-1936

W B Yeats                                    13.June. 1865-1939

A E Housman                               26.Mar.1859-1936

Oscar Wilde                                                  1854-1900

G M Hopkins                                                1844-1889

Robert Bridges                            23.Oct.  1844-1930     poet laur.

Thomas Hardy                               2. Jun. 1840-1928

Algernon Swinburne                   5. Apr. 1837-1909

Alfred Austin                                               1835-1913      poet laur.

Emily Dickinson                          10.Dec. 1830-1886

Christina Rossetti                                       1830-1886

Ethel Lynn Beers                                         1827-1879

Mathew Arnold                                            1822-1888

Arthur Hugh Clough                       1.Jan. 1819-1861

Walt Whitman                                               1819-1892

Edward Lear                                    12.May. 1812 – 1888

Robert Browning                             7.May. 1812-1889

Alfred Tennyson                             31.May. 1809-1892    poet laur.

H W Longfellow                               27.Feb. 1807-1882

Elizabeth Browning                         6.Mar. 1806-1861

John Keats                                           31.Oct. 1795-1821

John Clare                                             13.Jul. 1793-1864 .May.20

Percy Bysshe Shelley                        4.Aug. 1792-1822

Lord Byron                                          22.Jan. 1788-1824

Robert Southey                                 12.Aug. 1774-1843    poet laur.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge                 21.Oct. 1772-1834

William Wordsworth                         7.Apr. 1770-1850   poet laur.

Dorothy Wordsworth                                      1771-1855

Robert Bloomfield                                            1766-1823

Robert Burns                                        24.Jan. 1759-1796

William Blake                                     28.Nov. 1757-1827

Henry James                                                        1745-1813     poet laur.

Thomas Warton                                      9.Jan. 1728-1790     poet laur.

Thomas Gray                                         26.Dec. 1716-1761

William Whitehead                                             1715-1785      poet laur.

Samuel Johnson                                     18.Sep. 1709-1784

James Thomson                                                     1700-1748

Alexander Pope                                      21.May. 1688-1744

Laurence Eusden                                                    1688-1730     poet laur.

Nicholas Rowe                                                         1674-1718    poet laur.

Colley Cibber                                                            1671-1757     poet laur.

Nahum Tate                                                              1652-1715     poet laur.

Thomas Shadwell                                                   1640-1692     poet laur.

John Dryden                                               9.Aug. 1631-1700    poet laur.

Andrew Marvell                                       31.Mar. 1621 – 1678

John Milton                                                 9.Dec. 1608-1674

Robert Herrick                                         24.Aug. 1591-1674

John Donne                                                               1572-1631

William Shakespeare                              23.Apr. 1564-1616

Geoffrey Chaucer                                                     1345-1400

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