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William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as a Senator of the Irish Free State for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
An original Dilliwallah, W.D. Mathur, better known as Bobby, was born and brought up in Chira Khana (now called Har Dayal Street), near Nai Sarak in Old Delhi. He did his post-graduation in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi. He retired as Bureau Chief, The Indian Express, New Delhi, where he worked for twenty-five years. He was a witness and a reporter during the Emergency in 1975, and subsequent emergence and fall of the Janata Party regime. He was president of the Press Club of India and a member of the Central Press Accreditation Committee, Government of India, for two terms.
Jean Webster, whose real name was Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876–1916), was a notable author best known for her works, including "Daddy-Long-Legs" and "Dear Enemy." Her books often featured female characters who navigated the social issues of their time and were written in a lively and engaging style. In addition to her literary success, Jean Webster was actively engaged in advocating for social causes. She championed reforms for orphanages, the promotion of adoption, women's education, and women's right to vote.
Dr. Werner Meyer, a distinguished archaeologist, holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Medieval Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He has been the foremost authority on the archaeology of medieval fortifications in Switzerland since the 1960s. Dr. Meyer has an extensive publication record in the fields of cultural history and Middle Ages archaeology. His achievements also extend to the excavation of the renowned site of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, where he led an excavation team from 2003 to 2007. (*Photo: Heinz Dieter Finck)
Willem Marx grew up in the UK, studied Classics at Oxford University, before graduating from New York University with an MA in Journalism. He has traveled on assignment to more than 40 countries in five continents, and his writing has been published by Harpers Magazine, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Prospect, and Businessweek. He has also worked as a television journalist at ABC News, Al Jazeera English, and CBS News, and is currently a correspondent for Bloomberg TV, based in New York.
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