W. B. Yeats

1865 - 1939

W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. B. Yeats has received more than 3,050,172 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 319th most popular writer.

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Among writers, W. B. Yeats ranks 317 out of 4,883Before him are Philip Roth, Raymond Chandler, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Jordanes. After him are Cassiodorus, Guillaume de Machaut, Karl May, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Françoise Sagan.

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Among people born in 1865, W. B. Yeats ranks 6Before him are Jean Sibelius, Rudyard Kipling, Pieter Zeeman, George V, and Erich Ludendorff. After him are Ferdinand I of Romania, Alexander Glazunov, Arthur Harden, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, and Carl Nielsen. Among people deceased in 1939, W. B. Yeats ranks 5Before him are Sigmund Freud, Pope Pius XI, Alphonse Mucha, and Howard Carter. After him are Nadezhda Krupskaya, Joseph Roth, Eugen Bleuler, Anton Makarenko, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, and Karl Radek.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, W. B. Yeats ranks 15 out of 366Before him are Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Peter O'Toole (1932), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), and Michael Gambon (1940). After him are Anne Bonny (1702), Pierce Brosnan (1953), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), Laurence Sterne (1713), Ernest Shackleton (1874), and Richard Harris (1930).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, W. B. Yeats ranks 7Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854), James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Jonathan Swift (1667), Samuel Beckett (1906), and Bram Stoker (1847). After him are Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), Saint Gall (550), and Thomas Moore (1779).