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Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time

Top 100 Famous Poets. This is a list of the 100 all-time most popular famous poets on PoetrySoup. This list of the 100 most popular famous poets in history (with their best poetry) as determined by website visitors.

RankFamous Poet 
1
Wordsworth, William
2
Dickinson, Emily
3
Shakespeare, William
4
Tagore, Rabindranath
5
Angelou, Maya
6
Hughes, Langston
7
Whitman, Walt
8
Frost, Robert
9
Blake, William
10
Silverstein, Shel
11
Neruda, Pablo
12
Plath, Sylvia
13
Yeats, William Butler
14
Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E)
15
Kipling, Rudyard
16
Wilde, Oscar
17
Tennyson, Alfred Lord
18
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
19
Naidu, Sarojini
20
Rossetti, Christina
21
Poe, Edgar Allan
22
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
23
Donne, John
24
Keats, John
25
Hardy, Thomas
26
Twain, Mark
27
Carroll, Lewis
28
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
29
Pushkin, Alexander
30
Thoreau, Henry David
31
Byron, George (Lord)
32
Teasdale, Sara
33
Austen, Jane
34
Nambiar, Kunchan
35
Hugo, Victor
36
Shelley, Percy Bysshe
37
Burns, Robert
38
Moore, Thomas
39
Stevenson, Robert Louis
40
Jonson, Ben
41
Raleigh, Sir Walter
42
Stevens, Wallace
43
Arnold, Matthew
44
Ezhuthachan, Thunchaththu Ramanujan
45
Herbert, George
46
Rilke, Rainer Maria
47
the Magnificent, Suleiman
48
Das, Gopabandhu
49
Basho, Matsuo
50
Lewis, C S
51
Service, Robert William
52
Southey, Robert
53
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
54
Agustini, Delmira
55
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
56
Herrick, Robert
57
Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
58
Milton, John
59
Mistral, Gabriela
60
Browning, Robert
61
Scott, Sir Walter
62
Abercrombie, Lascelles
63
Baudelaire, Charles
64
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
65
García Lorca, Federico
66
Gibran, Kahlil
67
Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
68
Machado, Antonio
69
Shelley, Mary
70
Campbell, Thomas
71
Lear, Edward
72
Crane, Stephen
73
Bradstreet, Anne
74
Buson, Yosa
75
Alcott, Louisa May
76
Bronte, Emily
77
Martí, José
78
Hood, Thomas
79
Alighieri, Dante
80
Chaucer, Geoffrey
81
Hikmet, Nazim
82
Whittier, John Greenleaf
83
Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo
84
Issa, Kobayashi
85
Po, Li
86
Marvell, Andrew
87
Khayyam, Omar
88
Homer,
89
Riley, James Whitcomb
90
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
91
Lazarus, Emma
92
Sappho,
93
Pope, Alexander
94
Bai, Li
95
Akahito, Yamabe no
96
Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
97
Petrarch, Francesco
98
Fu, Du
99
Wei, Wang
100
Iqbal, Allama Muhammad

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