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William Butler Yeats

1865 - 1939

William Butler Yeats was regarded as one of the greatest English writing poets of the 20th century. That Irish poet, he was also one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. That literary movement was associated with the growth of Irish nationalism and linked with a revival of interest in Ireland’s Gaelic heritage. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1923