William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

Born: June 13, 1865

Died: January 28, 1939

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Poet

Biography: William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 26" (1995), p. 1417

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