READ Famous Poets from Germany

Reference
8.1k views 48 items Embed

List of notable or famous poets from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Germany and even some popular poets who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

John Denver and Charles Bukowski are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

Use this list of renowned German poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (48 items)
Alexios Schandermani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Germany
Photo: via Tumblr

Alexios Schandermani is an Iranian German writer. ...more

Age: 64

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

see more on Alexios Schandermani
Angelus Silesius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Germany
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Angelus Silesius or Johann Angelus Silesius was a German Catholic priest and physician, known as a mystic and religious poet. Born and raised a Lutheran, he adopted the name Angelus and the surname Silesius on converting to Catholicism in 1653. While studying in the Netherlands, he began to read the works of medieval mystics and became acquainted with the works of the German mystic Jacob Böhme through Böhme's friend, Abraham von Franckenberg. Silesius's mystical beliefs caused tension between him and Lutheran authorities and led to his eventual conversion to Catholicism. He took holy orders under the Franciscans and was ordained a priest in 1661. Ten years later, in 1671, he retired to a ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1624-1677)

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

see more on Angelus Silesius
Arno Holz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Germany
Photo: Freebase/Public domain
3

Arno Holz


Arno Holz was a German naturalist poet and dramatist. He is best known for his poetry collection Phantasus. ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1863-1929)

Birthplace: Kętrzyn, Poland

August Stramm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Germany
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

August Stramm was a German poet and playwright who is considered one of the first of the expressionists. He also served in the German Army and was killed in action during World War I. He worked in the German Post Office Ministry as a young man and served his mandatory year of duty in the German Army in 1896–1897. After this, he travelled to the United States several times over the next few years before settling in Berlin. In 1912-1913, he wrote two plays, Sancta Susanna and Die Haidebraut, the first of many to appear before the war. Stramm was also a reservist in the German Army and had achieved the rank of Captain, the highest available to civilians. He was called to active duty when war ...more

Age: Died at 41 (1874-1915)

Birthplace: Münster, Germany

see more on August Stramm