John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death. George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), commonly known as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as one of the finest lyric poets in the English language. William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet and artist and one of the most important members of the Romantic movement.