Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343 London, United Kingdom and died October 25, 1400. Chaucer was married to Philippa Roet for twenty one years, and had four kids. He is known as the Father of English literature, and is considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
William Shakespeare was born in 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom and died April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He was married to Anne Hathaway for thirty four years. Shakespeare had three kids. He was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".
John Milton was born on December 9, 1608, at Cheapside, United Kingdom. Later died on November 8, 1674, at Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.
John Donne was born January 22, 1572 and died March 31, 1631 . He was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons.
William Blake was born on November 28, 1757, at Soho, United Kingdom and later died on August 12, 1827, London, United Kingdom. He was an English poet, painter and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.