William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley bio

Birth Name: William Ernest Henley

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: August 23, 1849

Date Of Death: July 11, 1903

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

William Ernest Henley was born on the 23rd of August, 1849. He was best known for being a Poet. British poet, editor, and literary critic whose best-known work is his Victorian poem “Invictus.” His other works include a poetry collection entitled In Hospital and a work of literary criticism called Views and Reviews.

William Ernest Henley was born in England. He suffered from tuberculosis as a child. The disease eventually necessitated the amputation of the lower portion of his left leg. His daughter, Margaret, died at the age of five and became the inspiration for the character of Wendy in J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s novel Peter Pan.

William Ernest Henley was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Ernest Henley was born in 1840s.

William Ernest Henley 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 Ernest Henley’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 Ernest Henley’s parents.

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William Ernest Henley was born in the Year of the Rooster.

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REAL NAME: William Ernest Henley
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: William Ernest Henley was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William Ernest Henley 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 Ernest Henley 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 Ernest Henley’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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