William Butler Yeats (13 June, 1865- 28 January, 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer. He is considered one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century.
- Even though his family lived in London, as a boy Yeats spent much of his time with his grandparents in Sligo which gave him ideas about the supernatural for future works.
- Yeats attended the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin where he met poets and artists.
- Yeats first publication, two lyrics, appeared in 1885 at the University Review.
- Trying to become a professional writer, Yeats joined the Theosphical Society.
- Yeats did not like the age of science and insisted on surrounding himself with poetic images.
- At the time, Yeats was known to be spiritually arrogant.
- The reason Yeats joined the Irish nationalist cause was conviction, but mainly for the love a woman, Maud Gonne.
- In 1922, Yeats served as a member of the new Irish Senate for six years.
- Yeats received the for Literature in 1923.
- The poet died in France, but his body could not be brought back to Ireland until 1948 because of World War II.
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