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William Butler Yeats

William Butler YeatsBorn: 13-Jun-1865
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 28-Jan-1939
Location of death: Hotel Ideal Sejour, Menton, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Drumcliff Churchyard, Sligo, Ireland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Playwright

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Land of Heart's Desire

Ireland's most successful and probably best playwright.

Father: John Butler Yeats (lawyer, painter)
Mother: Susan Mary Pollexfen
Brother: Jack (painter)
Sister: Elizabeth
Sister: Susan
Girlfriend: Olivia Shakespeare (dated 1896)
Wife: Miss George Hyde-Lees (m. 1917, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Anne Butler Yeats (b. 1919)
Son: William Michael Yeats (b. 1921)

    High School: Godolphin School (1877-81)
    High School: Erasmus Smith High School, Dublin (1881-83)
    University: National College of Art and Design, Kildare Street (1884-86)

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1923
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
    Athenaeum Club (London) 1937
    Tonsillectomy 13-Oct-1920
    Vasectomy 5-Apr-1934 (partial)
    Risk Factors: Dyslexia

Is the subject of books:
Yeats: The Man and the Masks, 1948, BY: Richard Ellmann
Yeats, 1976, BY: Frank Tuohy
W. B. Yeats: A New Biography, 1988, BY: A. Norman Jeffares

Author of books:
Mosada: A Dramatic Poem (1886, poetry, pamphlet)
The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (1889, poetry)
The Celtic Twilight (1893)
Poems (1895, poetry)
The Secret Rose (1897, poetry)
The Wind Among the Reeds (1899, poetry)
In the Seven Woods (1903, poetry)
The Green Helmet (1910, poetry)
Responsibilities: Poems and a Play (1914, poetry)
The Wild Swans at Coole (1919)
A Vision (1925, nonfiction)
The Tower (1928, poetry)
The Winding Stair (1929, poetry)
Collected Poems (1933, poetry)
New Poems (1938, poetry)
Last Poems and Two Plays (1939, poetry)

Wrote plays:
The Land of Heart's Desire (1894)
Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902)
The Hour Glass (1903)
The King's Threshold (1904)
On Baile's Strand (1905)
Deirdre (1907)
At the Hawk's Well (1916)
Four Plays for Dancers (1921)
The Herne's Egg (1938)


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