Poems About Famous People

This page is filled with poetry for kids to learn about the many famous people throughout time that have contributed to changing or adding to humanities’ accomplishments. Several poets have written powerful verse to tell the life stories or achievements of celebrated personalities, like Galileo, Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Shel Silverstein and many more.

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Shakespeare
Shakespeare by Vachel Lindsay
Lincoln by Vachel Lindsay
Alexander The Great
Brutus
Christopher Columbus
Diogenes
Euripides
Franklin (A poem about Benjamin Franklin)
Galilei Galileo
Hippocrates
Iago
Johnson (A poem about Ben Johnson)
Kidd (A poem about William Kidd, the pirate)
Lucculus
Methuselah
Newton (A poem about Sir Issac Newton)
Omar (A Poem about Omar Khayyam)
Pepys
Quintillian
Raleigh (A poem about Sir Walter Raleigh)
Tell (A poem about William Tell)
Ulysses
Villon
Watt (A poem about James Watt)
Xantippe
Yvetot
Zenobia
George Washington’s Birthday by Hezikiah Butterworth
Walt Whitman by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Giordano Bruno by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Richard Francis Burton by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Longfellow by H.C. Bunner
I Dreamed I Saw Shel Silverstein by Daniel Klawitter