June 13, 1865 CE – Birth of William Butler Yeats

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June 13, 1865 CE – Birth of William Butler YeatsRate this post In a small coastal town to the southeast of Dublin, the famed Irish poet and nationalist William Butler Yeats was born on June 13th, 1865 to John Butler Yeats and Mary Pollexfen. Within a few months of his birth, the family moved nearer to his mother’s parents in Sligo on the opposite side of the country. Growing up amongst its lush green hillsides, he would remember the area fondly for the rest of his life, often visiting during the summer months to relax and recuperate. After bouncing back and forth between London and Dublin, the Yeats family settled […]