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Poets by Century (4th Century - 11th Century)

> 12th - 18th Centuries - > 19th Century - Present

 

1st Century

 

 

2nd Century

Nagarjuna (150? - 250?) (India)

 

4th Century

  Candaka (290? - 365?) (India)
  Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous) (4th Century) (Israel/Palestine)
  Hui K'o (4th Century) (China)
Kalidasa (350? - 430?) (India)
T'ao Ch'ien (365 - 427) (China)

 

5th Century

  Yose ben Yose (5th Century) (Israel/Palestine)

 

6th Century

Boethius (480? - 525) (Italy)
  Seng-Ts'an (520? - 606?) (China)
  Eleazar ben Kallir (6th Century) (Israel/Palestine)
Dionysius the Areopagite (6th Century) (Syria)
  Taliesin (6th Century) (Wales)
  Yannai (6th Century) (Israel/Palestine)

 

7th Century

  Govindasvami (7th Century) (India)
Tiruvalluvar (7th Century) (India)
  Nukata (638? - 710?) (Japan)
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku (665 - 713) (China)

 

8th Century

  Meng Hao-jan (689 - 740) (China)
Wang Wei (699? - 761) (China)
Li Po (701 - 762) (China)
  Tu Fu (712 - 770) (China)
  Rabia al-Basri (Rabia al- Adawiyya) (717 - 801) (Iraq)
Nammalvar (8th Century) (India)
Saraha (8th Century) (India)
Han-shan (Cold Mountain) (730? - 850?) (China)
  Chiao Jan (730 - 799) (China)
P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang) (740? - 808) (China)
Feng-kan (Big Stick) (750? - 850?) (China)
Lu Tung Pin (755 - 805) (China)
Yeshe Tsogyel (8th Century) (Tibet)

 

9th Century

  Po Chu-i (772 - 846) (China)
  Shih-te (Pickup) (780? - 850?) (China)
Shankara (788 - 820) (India)
  Dhun-Nun al- Misri (796 - 859) (Egypt)
  Tung-Shan (Tozan) (806 - 869) (China)
  Sahl al- Tustari (818? - 896) (Iran/Persia)
Andal (9th Century) (India)
  Civivakkiyar (9th Century) (India)
  Manikkavacakar (9th Century) (India)
  Wu Cailan (9th Century) (China)
  Abu 'l-Husayn al-Nuri (? - 908) (Iraq)
  Mansur al- Hallaj (9th Century) (Iran/Persia)

 

10th Century

  Yung-ming Yen-shou (904 - 975) (China)
  Niffari (Muhammad ibn al-Hasan an-Niffari) (? - 965) (Iraq)
  Devara Dasimayya (10th Century) (India)
Gorakhnath (10th Century) (India)
  Pattinattar (10th Century) (India)
Symeon the New Theologian (949 - 1032) (Turkey)

 

11th Century

  Abu-Said Abil-Kheir (967 - 1049) (Turkmenistan)
  Izumi Shikibu (974? - 1034?) (Japan)
  Baba Kuhi of Shiraz (980? - 1050) (Iran/Persia)
Tilopa (988 - 1069) (India)
  Samuel ha-Nagid (993 - 1056) (Spain)
Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006 - 1088) (Afghanistan)
Marpa (Marpa Lotsawa) (1012 - 1097) (Tibet)
Naropa (1016 - 1100) (India)
Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021? - 1058) (Spain)
  Qushayri (? - 1074) (Iran/Persia)
  Hakim Sanai (1044? - 1150?) (Afghanistan)
Ahmad Jami (1048 - 1141) (Iran/Persia)
Omar Khayyam (11th Century) (Iran/Persia)
Milarepa (1052 - 1135) (Tibet)
Guilhem IX of Poitou (1071 - 1126) (France)

> 12th - 18th Centuries - > 19th Century - Present


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