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W. H. Davies
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Born: July 3, 1871

Died: September 26, 1940 (aged 69)

Nationality: Welsh

Occupation: Poet, writer, tramp

Bio: William Henry Davies or W. H. Davies was a Welsh poet and writer. Davies spent a significant part of his life as a tramp or hobo, in the United Kingdom and United States, but became known as one of the most popular poets of his time. The principal themes in his work are the marvels of nature, observations about life's hardships, his own tramping adventures and the various characters he met.

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