William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats bio

Birth Name: William Butler Yeats

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Ireland

Date Of Birth: June 13, 1865

Date Of Death: January 28, 1939

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Irish

William Butler Yeats was born on the 13th of June, 1865. He was famous for being a Poet. Major Irish Symbolist poet and Nobel Prize recipient who is remembered for The Tower, The Green Helmet, and other works. Also a playwright, he had several of his dramas, including Purgatory, performed at the famous Abbey Theatre.

William Butler Yeats was born in Ireland. He had a lifelong interest in mysticism and occultism, and he joined The Ghost Club, a paranormal research organization, in 1911. His 1920 poem “The Second Coming” contains vivid images of change and destruction.

William Butler Yeats was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Butler Yeats was born in 1860s.

William Butler Yeats 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 Butler Yeats’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William Butler Yeats’s parents.

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William Butler Yeats was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME: William Butler Yeats
NICKNAME: W. B. Yeats, W.B. Yeats
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: William Butler Yeats was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: William Butler Yeats was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: William Butler Yeats had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

William Butler Yeats’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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