William Butler Yeats

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Profession: Poet
Born: 6/13/1865
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1/28/1939

Nobel Prize Winner, Anglo-Irish poet whose work interweaves mysticism, Irish history, love, and self-analysis. Yeat's books include The Rose (1893), The Wind Among the Reeds (1899), Responsibilities (1914), and The Tower (1928). He also wrote essays and plays, was active in the Irish National Theatre and served as an Irish senator.

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