Notable Writers Chronologically

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NameLifespanAlso Known As
Homerc. 700 BC
Sapphoc. 620-570 BC
Aesopc. 620-c. 564 BC
Aeschylus525-456 BC
Sophoclesc. 497-c. 406 BC
Euripidesc. 480-406 BC
Aristophanesc. 446-c. 386 BC
Virgil70-19 BC(Publius)
Horace65-8 BC(Quintus)
Ovid43 BC-17(Publius)
Plutarchc. 46-c. 120(Mestrius)
Omar Khayyám1048-1131(Umar)
Geoffrey of Monmouthc. 1100-c. 1155
Chrétien de Troyesc. 1135-c. 1183
Hendrik van Veldekec. 1150-c. 1184(Heinrich)
Wolfram von Eschenbachc. 1170-c. 1220
Snorri Sturluson1179-1241
Jacob van Maerlantc. 1235-c. 1300
Dante Alighieric. 1265-1321(Durante)
Giovanni Boccaccio1313-1375(John)
Geoffrey Chaucer1343-1400
François Rabelaisc. 1494-1553
Michel de Montaigne1533-1592(Michael)
Miguel de Cervantes1547-1616(Michael)
Edmund Spenserc. 1552-1599
Philip Sidney1554-1586
William Shakespeare1564-1616
Christopher Marlowe1564-1593(Kit)
Ben Jonson1572-1637(Benjamin)
Jacob Cats1577-1660
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft1581-1647
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero1585-1618
Joost van den Vondel1587-1679
Constantijn Huygens1596-1687
Pierre Corneille1606-1684(Peter)
John Milton1608-1674
Jan Vos1612-1667
Jean de La Fontaine1621-1695(John)
Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Molière"1622-1673(John)
Charles Perrault1628-1703
Jean Racine1639-1699(John)
Daniel Defoec. 1660-1731
Jonathan Swift1667-1745
Alexander Pope1688-1744
Oliver Goldsmith1728-1774
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1749-1832(John)
Frances Burney1752-1840(Fanny)
Robert Burns1759-1796(Rabbie)
William Wordsworth1770-1850
Walter Scott1771-1832
Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772-1834
Jane Austen1775-1817
Washington Irving1783-1859
Jacob Grimm1785-1863
Wilhelm Grimm1786-1859(William)
George Gordon Byron1788-1824
James Fenimore Cooper1789-1851
Percy Bysshe Shelley1792-1822
John Keats1795-1821
Mary Shelley1797-1851
Honoré de Balzac1799-1850
Aleksandr Pushkin1799-1837(Alexander)
Victor Hugo1802-1885
Alexandre Dumas1802-1870(Alexander)
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803-1882
George Sand1804-1876(Amandine)
Nathaniel Hawthorne1804-1864
Hans Christian Andersen1805-1875(John)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882
Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849
Alfred Tennyson1809-1892
Harriet Beecher Stowe1811-1896
Charles Dickens1812-1870
Robert Browning1812-1889
Charlotte Brontë1816-1855
Emily Brontë1818-1848
Ivan Turgenev1818-1883
Herman Melville1819-1891
George Eliot1819-1880(Mary)
Anne Brontë1820-1849
Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli"1820-1887
Anna Sewell1820-1878
Fyodor Dostoyevsky1821-1881(Theodore)
Gustave Flaubert1821-1880
Jules Verne1828-1905
Henrik Ibsen1828-1906(Henry)
Leo Tolstoy1828-1910
Lewis Carroll1832-1898
Louisa May Alcott1832-1888
Ludovic Halévy1834-1908
Mark Twain1835-1910(Samuel)
Algernon Charles Swinburne1837-1909
Émile Zola1840-1902
Thomas Hardy1840-1928
Ambrose Bierce1842-c. 1914
Henry James1843-1916
Bram Stoker1847-1912
Robert Louis Stevenson1850-1894
Oscar Wilde1854-1900
L. Frank Baum1856-1919(Lyman)
George Bernard Shaw1856-1950
Joseph Conrad1857-1924
Kenneth Grahame1859-1932
Arthur Conan Doyle1859-1930
Anton Chekhov1860-1904
J. M. Barrie1860-1937(James, Matthew)
Louis Couperus1863-1923
William Butler Yeats1865-1939
Rudyard Kipling1865-1936
Beatrix Potter1866-1943
H. G. Wells1866-1946(Herbert, George)
Algernon Blackwood1869-1951
Marcel Proust1871-1922
Robert Frost1874-1963
Lucy Maud Montgomery1874-1942
Rafael Sabatini1875-1950
Edgar Rice Burroughs1875-1950
Jack London1876-1916
Flora Thompson1876-1947(Jane)
E. M. Forster1879-1970(Edward, Morgan)
P. G. Wodehouse1881-1975(Pelham, Grenville)
A. A. Milne1882-1956(Alan, Alexander)
Virginia Woolf1882-1941
James Joyce1882-1941
Willem Elsschot1882-1960(Alfons)
Franz Kafka1883-1924
F. Bordewijk1884-1965(Ferdinand)
Sinclair Lewis1885-1951(Harry)
D. H. Lawrence1885-1930(David, Herbert)
Ezra Pound1885-1972
Rupert Brooke1887-1915
T. S. Eliot1888-1965(Thomas, Stearns)
H. P. Lovecraft1890-1937(Howard, Phillips)
Agatha Christie1890-1976
J. R. R. Tolkien1892-1973(John, Ronald, Reuel)
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia1893-1975
Aldous Huxley1894-1963
Titsian Tabidze1895-1937
André Breton1896-1966(Andrew)
F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940(Francis, Key)
William Faulkner1897-1962(Cuthbert)
Simon Vestdijk1898-1971
C. S. Lewis1898-1963(Clive, Staples)
Vladimir Nabokov1899-1977
E. B. White1899-1985(Elwyn, Brooks)
Ernest Hemingway1899-1961(Miller)
Margaret Mitchell1900-1949(Munnerlyn)
John Steinbeck1902-1968(Ernst)
George Orwell1903-1950(Eric)
Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss"1904-1991(Theodore)
Ayn Rand1905-1982
Jean-Paul Sartre1905-1980(John)
Samuel Beckett1906-1989
Robert A. Heinlein1907-1988(Anson)
Astrid Lindgren1907-2002
Ian Fleming1908-1964
Tennessee Williams1911-1983
Annie M. G. Schmidt1911-1995(Maria, Geertruida)
William Golding1911-1993
Marten Toonder1912-2005
Anton Koolhaas1912-1992
Godfried Bomans1913-1971
Simon Carmiggelt1913-1987
Saul Bellow1915-2005
Arthur Miller1915-2005
Roald Dahl1916-1990
Lado Asatiani1917-1943
Anthony Burgess1917-1993
Arthur C. Clarke1917-2008(Charles)
Hella Haasse1918-2011
J. D. Salinger1919-2010(Jerome, David)
Isaac Asimov1920-1992
Marga Minco1920-(Sara)
Frank Herbert1920-1986
Willem Frederik Hermans1921-1995
Jack Kerouac1922-1969
Kurt Vonnegut1922-2007
Norman Mailer1923-2007(Kingsley)
Joseph Heller1923-1999
Gerard Reve1923-2006
Truman Capote1924-1984
Paul Biegel1925-2006
Jan Wolkers1925-2007
Harper Lee1926-(Nelle)
Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Harry Mulisch1927-2010
Noam Chomsky1928-
Philip K. Dick1928-1982(Kindred)
Hugo Claus1929-2008
Anne Frank1929-1945(Annelies)
Remco Campert1929-
Marion Zimmer Bradley1930-1999
Sylvia Plath1932-1963
Katherine Paterson1932-
Cormac McCarthy1933-
Susan Cooper1935-
J. Bernlef1937-2012(Henk)
Kees van Kooten1941-
Anne Rice1941-
Susan Hill1942-
Guus Kuijer1942-
Gerrit Komrij1944-2012
Jules Deelder1944-
Maarten 't Hart1944-
Midas Dekkers1946-
Philip Pullman1946-
Tom Clancy1947-
Salman Rushdie1947-
Paulo Coelho1947-
Stephen King1947-
Terry Pratchett1948-
Boudewijn Büch1948-2002
Carry Slee1949-
Douglas Adams1952-2001
Renate Dorrestein1954-
Stieg Larsson1954-2004
Bart Chabot1954-
Kazuo Ishiguro1954-
John Grisham1955-
Paul van Loon1955-
Connie Palmen1955-
Neil Gaiman1960-
Jessica Durlacher1961-
Suzanne Collins1962-
Karel Glastra van Loon1962-2005
Joost Zwagerman1963-
Raymond van de Klundert "Kluun"1964-
Heleen van Royen1965-
J. K. Rowling1965-(Joanne, Kathleen)
Ronald Giphart1965-
Daphne Deckers1968-
Lemony Snicket1970-(Daniel, Handler)
Arnon Grunberg1971-
Stephenie Meyer1973-
Jonathan Safran Foer1977-
Christopher Paolini1983-