Famous Poets from England

List of notable or famous poets from England, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in England and even some popular poets who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from England is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Paul McCartney and Elizabeth I of England.

This historic poets from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from England?" These prominent poets of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English poets.

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    • Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Birthplace: Hexham, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth I of England
    Dec. at 69 (1533-1603)
    • Birthplace: Palace of Placentia, London, United Kingdom
  • T. S. Eliot
    Dec. at 76 (1888-1965)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
  • George Gordon Byron
    Dec. at 36 (1788-1824)
    • Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow, London, United Kingdom
  • Rudyard Kipling
    Dec. at 70 (1865-1936)
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Samuel Johnson
    Dec. at 75 (1709-1784)
    • Birthplace: Lichfield, Eurasia, United Kingdom
  • William Blake
    Dec. at 69 (1757-1827)
    • Birthplace: Soho, London, United Kingdom
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Dec. at 38 (1816-1855)
    • Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Anthony Burgess
    Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)
    • Birthplace: Harpurhey, United Kingdom
  • W. H. Auden
    Dec. at 66 (1907-1973)
    • Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
  • Harold Pinter
    Dec. at 78 (1930-2008)
    • Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
  • John Keats
    Dec. at 25 (1795-1821)
    • Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
  • Wilfred Owen
    Dec. at 25 (1893-1918)
    • Birthplace: Oswestry, England
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Dec. at 80 (1886-1967)
    • Birthplace: Matfield, United Kingdom
  • Emily Brontë
    Dec. at 30 (1818-1848)
    • Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Stephen Spender
    Dec. at 86 (1909-1995)
    • Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
  • Walter Raleigh
    Dec. at 66 (1552-1618)
    • Birthplace: Devon, England
    • Birthplace: Stroud, United Kingdom
  • Vivian Stanshall
    Dec. at 51 (1943-1995)
    • Birthplace: England, Oxford
  • Robert Browning
    Dec. at 77 (1812-1889)
    • Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
  • John Dryden
    Dec. at 68 (1631-1700)
    • Birthplace: Aldwincle, United Kingdom
    • Birthplace: Handsworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Rupert Brooke
    Dec. at 27 (1887-1915)
    • Birthplace: Rugby, United Kingdom
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Dec. at 61 (1772-1834)
    • Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, United Kingdom