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Seamus Heaney

Poet Seamus Heaney

Profession: Poet


Biography: Seamus Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature - "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past".

Some of his best regarded collections of poetry include his first "Death of a Naturalist" (1966) and "The Spirit Level" (1996), which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award.

Born: April 13, 1939
Birthplace: Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 30, 2013 (aged 74)

Historical Events

  • 1995-12-07 Irish poet Seamus Heaney receives the Novel Prize for Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm

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