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William Rose Benét

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Death: May 4, 1950 (64)
New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. James Walker Benét and Frances Neill Benét
Husband of Theresa Thomson; Elinor Wylie and Marjorie Flack
Ex-husband of <private> Baxter
Father of James Walker Benét; <private> Benét and <private> Benét
Brother of Laura Benét and Stephen Vincent Benét

Occupation: Poet, editor, essayist
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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
Age 27
New York, New York, New York, United States
May 4, 1950
Age 64
New York, New York, United States