Not surprisingly, the list includes a number of writers and poets, however, the final results show a mix of names, with artists, politicians, fictional characters, journalists, freedom fighters, philosophers and others from the world of music and entertainment.
In FIRST place with 4 nominations, are Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Oscar Wilde; we can only imagine how the conversations would have flowed throughout the evening!
In joint SECOND position with three nomination are Robert Burns, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Kamala Harris and Stephen Fry. Never a lull in the conversation with this line-up of illustrious guests.
Coming in a close THIRD with 2 votes each, are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Josiah Wedgwood, W H Auden, Leigh Hunt, John Milton, Dante Alighieri, Sir Bob Geldof, John-Jacques Rousseau and Aristophanes.
Each claiming an individual vote, John Keats might have looked forward to a lively and entertaining dinner in the company of the following guests!
Sir Les Patterson
Sir Ivor Roberts
Philip K Dick
Sir David Attenborough
W B Yeats
Pliny the Younger
Jorge Luis Borges
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
George Frederick Handel
T S Eliot
Richard E Grant
Neil Hannon (of Divine Comedy)
Marie Lockhart Michiovἁ
Ian McMillan (The Barnsley Poet)
George Elliot (Mary Ann Evans)
Lady Emma Hamilton
A warm thank you to everyone who cast their nominations to make The Immortal Dinner competition such a fitting tribute to literary London at its most vibrant.
A number of the Keats-Shelley 200 activities and events have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but the programme will go ahead during 2021 and 2022.
In the meantime, you can enjoy our KS200 digital programme which includes a Google Earth map of John Keats' Final Voyage from London to Rome in 1820, readings of Keats, Shelley and Byron by Julian Sands and the Keats-Shelley Podcast.