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Poetry is an art and there are those that believe that the best poetry is eternal and universal, because it deals with universal themes and feelings that all human beings can relate to. This literary genre which draws more from the aesthetic qualities of language than from content is one of the oldest artistic expressions. In fact, the greatest names in the history of poetry, such as William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Goethe, Dante, Becquer...etc. manipulated poetry at their will to express emotions that can be interpreted differently by each person that reads it. Participate in this ranking and help us find the most important poets in history.

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1Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda
4,754
2Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
3,762
3César VallejoCésar Vallejo
3,339
4Miguel HernándezMiguel Hernández
3,212
5Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
3,090
6Rafael AlbertiRafael Alberti
3,050
7Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
3,026
8José MartíJosé Martí
2,999
9Rubén DaríoRubén Darío
2,958
10Antonio MachadoAntonio Machado
2,955
11Nicanor ParraNicanor Parra
2,786
12Octavio PazOctavio Paz
2,482
13Gonzalo RojasGonzalo Rojas
2,471
14Vicente HuidobroVicente Huidobro
2,455
15Gustavo Adolfo BécquerGustavo Adolfo Bécquer
2,455
16Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
2,439
17Pablo de RokhaPablo de Rokha
2,147
18Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
1,458
19Francisco de QuevedoFrancisco de Quevedo
1,434
20Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
1,050
21William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
999
22Alfonsina StorniAlfonsina Storni
994
23Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
982
24Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
980
25Mariano TorrentMariano Torrent
940
26Juan Ramón JiménezJuan Ramón Jiménez
902
27Lope de VegaLope de Vega
822
28Lord ByronLord Byron
773
29Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
742
30Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
591
31Johann Wolfgang GoetheJohann Wolfgang Goethe
586
32León FelipeLeón Felipe
507
33Jorge ManriqueJorge Manrique
497
34Jorge GuillénJorge Guillén
488
35Francesco PetrarcaFrancesco Petrarca
445
36Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
406
37Garcilaso de la VegaGarcilaso de la Vega
397
38Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
387
39Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
349
40Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
336
41Rosalía de CastroRosalía de Castro
327
42NovalisNovalis
326
43Pedro Calderón de la BarcaPedro Calderón de la Barca
300
44OvidioOvidio
276
45HomeroHomero
275
46Luis de GóngoraLuis de Góngora
268
47José de EsproncedaJosé de Espronceda
255
48Vicente AleixandreVicente Aleixandre
236
49William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
235
50Giovanni BoccaccioGiovanni Boccaccio
210
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