William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

Born: January 01, 1970

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.

Source/Notes: 11 June, 1925, Debate on Divorce Legislation. As quoted in: "W.B. Yeats Seanad Eireann Speeches 1922-28" by Michael Manning, p. 49

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