Francis Ledwidge

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Birthday
19, 1887
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 31, 1917 (29)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1887
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 31, 1917 (29)

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About

Irish World War I-era poet known for Songs of the Fields and Songs of Peace. His complete poems were published posthumously in 1919.

Before Fame

He left school at age thirteen and worked a number of odd jobs in the mining, farming, and construction industries.

Trivia

He died in combat during the World War I Battle of Passchendaele.

Family Life

He was one of nine children born to Patrick Ledwidge, Sr. and Anne Lynch. When his father died in the early 1890s, five-year-old Lynch was forced to enter the workforce alongside his mother and siblings.

Associated With

His literary patron Lord Dunsany introduced him to William Butler Yeats.

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