William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet

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  • Name: William Butler Yeats
  • Birth: June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Republic of Ireland
  • Death: January 28, 1939, Menton, France
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: Irish poet; tapped into Irish traditions and spiritual explorations; best-known for "The Second Coming"; Nobel Prize in Literature (1923)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): LRP; Bloom; GC

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