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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55 18
George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 36 (1788-1824)

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44 13
Robert Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 37 (1759-1796)

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69 32
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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35 8
Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Alex Gaginsky added Died at 38 (1799-1837)

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43 14
Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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34 14
William Wordsworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 80 (1770-1850)

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20 3
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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33 14
William Blake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 70 (1757-1827)

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74 48
Nikoloz Baratashvili is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 27 (1817-1844)

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38 19
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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32 15
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 62 (1772-1834)

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18 4
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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25 11
Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 61 (1771-1832)

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25 13
Victor Hugo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 83 (1802-1885)

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18 10
Charles Baudelaire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 46 (1821-1867)

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14 8
Christina Rossetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
looksharp added Died at 64 (1830-1894)

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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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9 7
Mihai Eminescu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Yang Mihai added Died at 39 (1850-1889)

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9 8
Thomas Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 73 (1779-1852)

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13 13
Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 70 (1805-1875)

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6 6
Alphonse de Lamartine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 79 (1790-1869)

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10 12
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 75 (1807-1882)

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7 9
Heinrich Heine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Romantic Era Poets
Died at 59 (1797-1856)