Poets

The Best Romantic Era Poets 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.4k votes 314 voters 5.8k views 44 items

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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
Dec. at 26 (1795-1821)
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George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 36 (1788-1824)
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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 40 (1809-1849)
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Robert Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 37 (1759-1796)
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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Dec. at 38 (1799-1837)
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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Percy Bysshe Shelley Dec. at 30 (1792-1822)
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 62 (1772-1834)
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William Wordsworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 80 (1770-1850)
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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 70 (1757-1827)
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Mikhail Lermontov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Dec. at 27 (1814-1841)
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Robert Louis Stevenson ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Dec. at 44 (1850-1894)
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Nikoloz Baratashvili is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 27 (1817-1844)
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Johann Wolfgang von Goet... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 83 (1749-1832)
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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Dec. at 56 (1830-1886)
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Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 83 (1802-1885)
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Walter Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 61 (1771-1832)
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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 46 (1821-1867)
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Christina Rossetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Dec. at 64 (1830-1894)
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Mihai Eminescu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Yang Mihai added Dec. at 39 (1850-1889)
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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 79 (1803-1882)
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Thomas Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 73 (1779-1852)
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Hans Christian Andersen ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 70 (1805-1875)
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Elizabeth Barrett Browni... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 55 (1806-1861)
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Hristo Botev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 28 (1848-1876)
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Alphonse de Lamartine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Dec. at 79 (1790-1869)