Poetry The Best Romantic Era Poets  

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Who are the best poets from the Romantic Era? This list includes the greatest Romantic Era poets such as John Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Victor Hugo, and Edgar Allen Poe. Romanticism is generally defined as the period from 1770 to 1848 and grew as a reaction against the Enlightenment. The romantic movement emphasized emotion and experience and resulted in some truly beautiful poetry.

Written works have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories on the page. Whether short or long form, poetry is often illusory, and full of rich imagery or hidden meaning. It is these elements which provoke readers to dig deeper. The best poems and poets are read throughout the ages. They are passed from generation to generation and taught throughout school to young students.

Poets and their poetry have the ability to take readers places and into worlds never imagined. Poets can often be tortured souls or great thinkers who allow readers a new view on the world. These greatest Romantic Era poets provide the kind of emotional connection to the written word that few can.

Vote up the greatest poets from the Romantic Era below or add a poet who was influential during this period if he or she isn't already on the list.
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John Keats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 26 (1795-1821)

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67 30
Nikoloz Baratashvili is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 27 (1817-1844)

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38 10
Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 36 (1788-1824)

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32 7
Robert Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 37 (1759-1796)

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57 27
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Died at 38 (1799-1837)

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12 1
Mikhail Lermontov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Died at 27 (1814-1841)

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28 12
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 62 (1772-1834)

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30 14
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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William Wordsworth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 80 (1770-1850)

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24 11
William Blake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 70 (1757-1827)

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Robert Louis Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Died at 44 (1850-1894)

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Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 83 (1802-1885)

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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Died at 56 (1830-1886)

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Walter Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 61 (1771-1832)

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12 5
Christina Rossetti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Died at 64 (1830-1894)

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 46 (1821-1867)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 79 (1803-1882)

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Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 70 (1805-1875)

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Thomas Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 73 (1779-1852)

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 75 (1807-1882)

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Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 59 (1797-1856)

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 55 (1806-1861)

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5 4
Alphonse de Lamartine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 79 (1790-1869)

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Hristo Botev is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 28 (1848-1876)

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N. F. S. Grundtvig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 89 (1783-1872)

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Sami Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Sami Frashëri Died at 54 (1850-1904)

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4 4
Fagundes Varela is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Fagundes Varela Died at 34 (1841-1875)

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4 4
Adam Oehlenschläger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 71 (1779-1850)

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4 4
Naim Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 54 (1846-1900)

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Alessandro Manzoni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 88 (1785-1873)

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Mihai Eminescu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Yang Mihai added Died at 39 (1850-1889)

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4 6
Junqueira Freire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Junqueira Freire Died at 23 (1832-1855)

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Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorf... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 69 (1788-1857)

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Karel Hynek Mácha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 26 (1810-1836)

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2 4
Petar Preradović is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Petar Preradović Died at 54 (1818-1872)

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3 6
Gonçalves de Magalhães, Viscou... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets

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3 6
Hannah More is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 88 (1745-1833)

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Esaias Tegnér is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Mollevangsvagen added Died at 64 (1782-1846)

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Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 43 (1757-1800)

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Walter Savage Landor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 89 (1775-1864)

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Satyendranath Dutta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 40 (1882-1922)

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0 7
Sándor Petőfi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 26 (1823-1849)