1886 – Born on the 2nd of February in Brooklyn, New York. – Educated at The Albany Academy in Albany, NY and at Yale University. 1924 – He began the Saturday Review of Literature and continued to edit and write. 1941 – The Dust Which Is God. 1942 – Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his book of autobiographical verse. 1950 – William Rose Benét died on 4th of May. – Authored of The Reader’s Encyclopedia thought of as the standard American guide to world literature. – He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét.