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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
John Keats Died at 26 (1795-1821)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Percy Bysshe Shelley Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
George Gordon Byron Died at 36 (1788-1824)

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Nikoloz Baratashvili is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Nikoloz Baratashvili Died at 27 (1817-1844)

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

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

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Died at 62 (1772-1834)

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Aleksandr Pushkin Died at 38 (1799-1837)

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William Wordsworth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
William Wordsworth Died at 80 (1770-1850)

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

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

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

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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Emily Dickinson Died at 56 (1830-1886)

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Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Victor Hugo Died at 83 (1802-1885)

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

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

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Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Charles Baudelaire 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
Ralph Waldo Emerson 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
Hans Christian Andersen Died at 70 (1805-1875)

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Thomas Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Thomas Moore 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
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Died at 75 (1807-1882)

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Died at 55 (1806-1861)

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Alphonse de Lamartine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alphonse de Lamartine Died at 79 (1790-1869)

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Hristo Botev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Hristo Botev Died at 28 (1848-1876)

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Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Heinrich Heine Died at 59 (1797-1856)

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

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Fagundes Varela is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Fagundes Varela Died at 34 (1841-1875)

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Sami Frashëri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Sami Frashëri Died at 54 (1850-1904)

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

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

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Alessandro Manzoni is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alessandro Manzoni 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 Mihai Eminescu Died at 39 (1850-1889)

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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
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff 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
Karel Hynek Mácha Died at 26 (1810-1836)

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

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Hannah More is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Hannah More 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 Esaias Tegnér Died at 64 (1782-1846)

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Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Mary Robinson 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
Walter Savage Landor Died at 89 (1775-1864)

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

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