This Day In History
This Day In History
Thursday, July 19, 2018

«English poet»

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer
(1343-25.10.1400 )
Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
English poet, poet

John Milton

John Milton
(December 9, 1608 - November 8, 1674)
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
English poet, poet

Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser
(1552-13.01.1599 )
Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for «The Faerie Queene», an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.
English poet, poet

Wystan Hugh Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden
(February 21, 1907 - September 29, 1973)
Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
English poet, poet

Robert Southey

Robert Southey
(August 12, 1774 - March 21, 1843)
Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity.
English poet, poet

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte
(April 21, 1816 - March 31, 1855)
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
English poet, poet

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
(April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616)
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare, English poet, poet

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins
(July 28, 1844 - June 8, 1889)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially sprung rhythm) and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.
English poet, poet
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