Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, ‎was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one ‎of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical ‎achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and ‎content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and ‎the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.‎