William Rose Benét (1886 - 1950)

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Birthplace: Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Poet, editor, essayist
Managed by: Howie (Howard) Sneider
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About William Rose Benét

William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950)  was the brother of the poet and novelist Stephen Vincent Benét and the husband of the American poet Elinor Wylie. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Yale University. He founded the The Saturday Review of Literature in 1924 and was an editor and columnist for the magazine until his death. His works include Merchants from Cathay (1913), Moons of Grandeur (1920), With Wings as Eagles (1940), and The Dust Which Is God (1941), which received the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. 


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February 2, 1886
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
September 3, 1912
Age 26
October 5, 1923
Age 37
March 15, 1932
Age 46
May 4, 1950
Age 64
New York, New York, United States