Top 10 Greatest Writers of All Languages

10. Victor Marie Hugo: The writer of Las Miserables (1862) is one of the greatest French writers of prose and poetry in French. “In Search of Lost Time” is the one of the most read and favored novel in France till today. His work includes two magna opera, one of which is Las Miserables.

9. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: He was a Spanish poet, novelist and playwright. His work on Magnum Opus, Don Quixote is considered to be best fiction ever written. His contribution to the Spanish language is so influential that often Spanish is called “the language of Cervantes”.

8. Joost van den Vondel (Dutch): Born on 17th Nov, 1587, this Dutch writer and playwright is the most renowned playwright and poet of the 17th century. His plays are still admired and are often performed; his work on Joannes de Boetgezant (1662) is considered greatest Dutch epic of all time.

Top 10 Greatest Writers

7. Luis Vaz de Camoes (Portuguese): Often called Camoens in English, he has been compared with Shakespeare and other great poets for his mastery of verse. A commons is remembered for his work on OS Lusiadas (The Lusiads).

6. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German): You can’t talk about German literature without saying Goethe; It is incomplete without the ideas of this Goethe. He was a writer, politician and artist. His work ranges from botany, color and anatomy to dramas and novels. The Sorrow of Young Werther and Sturm und Drang are two of his masterpiece.

5. Publius Vergilius Maro (Latin): Usually called as Virgil, he was an ancient Roman poet. He is well-known for his work on the Eclogues, the Georgics and the Aeneid. From the time of composition till today, Aeneid has been regarded as the national epic of Roman history.

4. Hormer (Ancient Greek): Although not sure when he was born, some believe that he lived in times of Trojan War in early 12th century BC. Some of his greatest works include the Odyssey and the Iliad. Contribution towards Greece language through his persuasive speeches and writing, he is considered as  the teacher of Greece.

3. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian): He is known as the founder of Modern Russian Literature. Puskhin started writing at the age of fifteen and was soon recognized as greatest talents in Russian literature. His famous play Boris Godunov was published under strict surveillance. His death at early age of 37 was a catastrophe to Russian literature.

Top 10 Greatest Writers of All Languages

2. Durante Deli Alighieri (Italian): His contribution to world literature is undeniable. His work on Divine Comedy is considered as one of the masterpieces of world literature. Mostly know as Dante, he was an Italian poet of the middle ages.

1. William Shakespeare (English): One can’t deny the influence of this great playwright, novelist and poet on English literature. Around one-quarter of English phrases and idioms come from the work of this great mind.  Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Othello and King Lear comes among the most admired work till today.

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