William Alexander Percy

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Birth Name: William Alexander Percy

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Mississippi

Date Of Birth: May 14, 1885

Date Of Death: January 21, 1942

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William Alexander Percy was born on the 14th of May, 1885. He was best known for being a Poet. An American lawyer and poet, he is known for his bestselling autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee. He also penned the lyrics to the Episcopal hymn, They Cast Their Nets in Galilee.

William Alexander Percy was born in Mississippi. Before earning his law degree from Harvard, he studied abroad in Paris for a year. He later earned the Croix de Guerre for his service in the U.S. Army during World War I. He owned 20,000 acres of land, where he grew cotton and other crops.

William Alexander Percy was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Alexander Percy was born in 1880s.

William Alexander Percy is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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William Alexander Percy was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: William Alexander Percy
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: William Alexander Percy was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William Alexander Percy was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: William Alexander Percy had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

William Alexander Percy’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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