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William Rose Benet

William Rose Benet Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1888
Place of Birth New York
Death day May 4, 1950 (62 years old)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
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William Rose Benét is an American poet, writer, and publisher. He is the brother of Stephen Vincent Benét.

BornFebruary 2, 1886, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.
EducationYale University (Ph.B, 1907), The Albany Academy
OccupationWriter, editor
Known forFounder and editor of the Saturday Review of Literature (1924-1950), The Dust Which Is God (1941), The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948)
ChildrenJames Walker Benét, Frances Rosemary Benét, Kathleen Anne Benét
Parent(s)Col. James Walker Benét, Frances Rose
RelativesStephen Vincent Benét (brother)
AwardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry (1941)

About William Rose Benet

An acclaimed American poet, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Dust Which Is God (1945), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other works include Starry Harness (1933) and The Stairway of Surprise (1947).

William Rose Benet before fame

He studied at Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School. In 1924, he established The Saturday Review of Literature, a publication that he edited for the rest of his life.

Achievement of William Rose Benet

He published The Reader's Encyclopedia, a reference guide to world literature.

William Rose Benet family life

His son, James Walker Benet, also wrote several popular books.

Associations of William Rose Benet

He was married four times. Two of his wives, Elinor Wylie and Marjorie Flack, were also poets.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About William Rose Benet

  • Alumni of the Yale Record
  • Yale Alumni of the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry

Latest information about William Rose Benet updated on May 10 2021.

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