British Author Biographies

The focus here is on the memorable and the unusual rather than the important or useful. (In other words, don't come here to study for that big English exam.)

Sir Walter "the Unfortunate" Raleigh 1552-1618
Christopher "James Bond" Marlowe 1564-1593
William "the Overanalyzed" Shakespeare 1564-1616
John "Un-" Donne 1572-1631
Ben "Origin Unknown" Jonson 1572-1637
John "the Lady" Milton 1608-1674
Daniel "The True-Born Englishman" Defoe 1660-1731
Jonathan "Isaac Bickerstaff" Swift 1667-1745
Henry "Feilding" Fielding 1708-1754
William "New Age" Blake 1757-1827
Robert "Auld Lang Syne" Burns 1759-1796
William "The Interminable" Wordsworth 1770-1850
Samuel Taylor "Estese" Coleridge 1772-1834
Jane "Persuasion" Austen 1775-1817
George "Don Juan" Gordon, Lord Byron 1788-1824
John "Doctor" Keats 1795-1821
Elizabeth "Ba" Barrett Browning 1806-1861
Alfred, "Eccentric" Lord Tennyson 1809-1892
William "Snob" Makepeace Thackeray 1811-1863
Charles "David Copperfield" Dickens 1812-1870
Robert "The Obscure" Browning 1812-1889
Charlotte "Jane Eyre" Brontë 1816-1854
Branwell "The Forgotten" Brontë 1817-1848
Emily "The Strange" Brontë 1818-1848
Anne "Agnes Grey" Brontë 1820-1849
Charles "Lewis Carroll" Dodgson 1832-1898

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