William Butler Yeats

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Birthday
13, 1865
Birthplace
Sandymount, Ireland
Death Date
Jan 28, 1939 (73)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
13, 1865
Birthplace
Sandymount, Ireland
Death Date
Jan 28, 1939 (73)

About

Major Irish Symbolist poet and Nobel Prize recipient who is remembered for The Tower, The Green Helmet, and other works. Also a playwright, he had several of his dramas, including Purgatory, performed at the famous Abbey Theatre.

Before Fame

He had a lifelong interest in mysticism and occultism, and he joined The Ghost Club, a paranormal research organization, in 1911.

Trivia

His 1920 poem "The Second Coming" contains vivid images of change and destruction.

Family Life

He married Georgie Hyde-Lees, a woman nearly twenty years his junior. The happy union produced two children.

Associated With

Like Oscar Wilde, Yeats was a famous Irish author.