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POETS LIFE SPAN INDEX: 19TH CENTURY

This index shows the lifespan of most of the poets on our website who lived during the 1800s. Poets who were alive after 1910 are carried over to the 20th century chart. Poets born in the 1890s are on the 20th century chart, too. 

You can see that many 19th century poets lived very long lives, such as Longfellow, Victor Hugo and Tennyson; others, such as Anne Bronte, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Paul Laurence Dunbar, had a much shorter time on this earth. The chart can also give you an idea of what historic events may have affected the poets' lives. You can see who lived during the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Poet Laura E. Richards was 10 years old when the Civil War began. She died two years after the Second World War began, at the age of 92. 

The color legend below (with links to the poem index for each country) indicates the poet's nationality. For clickable thumbnails of poets on this site, be sure to visit the Poets' Wall.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)              
William Blake (1757-1827)                
William Wordsworth (1770-1850)          
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)              
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)              
Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863)        
Thomas Moore (1779-1852)          
Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849)            
Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)          
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866)        
Justinus Kerner (1786-1862)        
Barry Cornwall (1787-1874)      
Lord Byron (1788-1824)                
Shelley (1792 - 1822)                
John Clare (1793-1864)        
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)      
William Maginn (1794 - 1842)                
John Keats (1795-1821)                
Samuel Lover (1797-1868)        
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)          
Thomas Hood (1799-1845)            
Pushkin (1799-1837)              
  Letitia E. Landon (1802-1838)              
  Victor Hugo (1802-1885)    
  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)    
  Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-1878)      
  Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)        
  Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-1893)  
  Lady Dufferin (Helen Selina) (1807-1867)        
  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)    
  Caroline Norton (1807-1877)      
  John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)  
  Aleksey Koltsov (1809-1842)            
  Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)  
  Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)            
  Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)  
    Henry Alford (1810-1871)      
    Samuel Ferguson (1810-1886)    
    William Miller (1810-1872)      
    Frances S. Osgood (1811-50)          
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1894)  
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)        
    Robert Browning (1812-1889)    
    Charles Dickens (1812-1870)      
    Edward Lear (1812-1888)    
    William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813-1865)        
    Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41)            
    Emanuel Geibel (1815-1884)    
    W.H.C. Hosmer (1817-1877)      
    José Zorrilla (1817-1893) (Spain)  
    Emily Bronte (1818-48)            
    Eliza Cook (1818-1889)    
    James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)  
    Walt Whitman (1819-1892)  
      Anne Bronte (1820-49)            
      Jean Ingelow (1820-1897)  
      Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)        
      Phoebe Cary (1824-1871)      
      William McGonagall (1825-1902)
      Ethel Lynn Beers (1827-1879)      
      William Allingham (1824 or 28 - 1889)    
        Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)    
        Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914)
        Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)  
        Mary Virginia Terhune (Marion Harland) (1830-1922)
        Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton) (1831-1891)  
        Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)  
        Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870)      
        John James Ingalls 1833-1900
        Ellen M.H. Gates (1835-1920)
        W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)
        Algernon Swinburne (1837-1909)
        John Hay (1838-1905)
          Charles Edward Carryl (1841-1920)
          Ada Cambridge (1844-1926)
          Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)  
          Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889)    
          William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
          James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
            Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
            Eugene Field (1850-1895)  
            Laura E. Richards (1850-1943)
            R. L. Stevenson (1850-1894)  
            John Liddell Kelly (1850-1926)
            Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
            Frank Lebby Stanton (1857-1925)
            Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)
            A.E. Housman (1859-1936)
            Katharine Tynan (1859-1931)
              Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
              Bliss Carman (1861-1929)
              Oliver Herford (1863-1935)
              George Santayana (1863-1952) (Spain)
              Ernest L. Thayer (1863-1940)
              Harry 'Breaker' Morant (1864-1902)
              Joseph Bert Smiley (1864-1903)
              Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
              William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
              Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
              Edwin A. Robinson (1869-1935)
                Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)
                John McRae (1872-1918)
                Paul Dunbar (1872-1906)
                Valery Brusov (1873-1924)
                Guy Carryl (1873-1904)
                James H. Cousins (1873-1956)
                Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
                Lucy M. Montgomery (1874-1942)
                Robert William Service (1874-1958)
                Robert Frost (1874-1963)
                Juan Ramón Molina (1875-1908) (Honduras)
                Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
                Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)
                Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
                Carlos Pezoa Véliz (1879-1908) (Chile)
                Emile Nelligan (1879-1941)
                Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
                Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
                  Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)
                  Gaston Couté (1880-1911)
                  Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938)
                  Edgar Guest (1881-1959)
                  Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922)
                  William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
                  Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
                  Clarence Leonard Hay (1884-1969)
                  Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
                  Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977)
                  Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
                  T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) UK 1927
                  Anna Ahkmatova (1889-1966)
                  Claude McKay (1889-1948)
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