William Butler Yeats

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William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, dramatist and mystic, 1865-1939.

Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 1923.

Yeats early poetry drew heavily on myth and legend, however his later work engages with more contemporary issues. He was born in Dublin on June 13th 1865.

He was heavily involved with hermeticist and theosophical beliefs, and in 1900 he became head of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

See also:

Maud Gonne
Lady Augusta Gregory

Leda and the Swan