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Baudelaire, Charles Pierre

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1867 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Poets

1821 – Charles Pierre Baudelaire was born 9th of April in Paris.

Baudelaire was educated in Lyon and at the Collège Louis-le-Grand in Paris.

1839 – He decided to embark upon a literary career due to somewhat irregular life.

1845-1846 – His art reviews attracted immediate attention for the boldness with which he propounded his views.

1846-1847 – Acquainted with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, in which he found tales and poems.

1848 – He took part in the revolutionaries and was interested in republican politics.

1857 – Baudelaire produced his first and most famous volume of poems, Les Fleurs du mal ("The Flowers of Evil").

1858 – Wrote on Théophile Gautier (Revue contemporaine, September, 1858); various articles contributed to Eugene Crepet’s Poètes francais.

1861 – Financial difficulties increased, particularly after his publisher Poulet Malassis went bankrupt.

1864 – Left Paris for Belgium, partly in the hope of selling the rights to his works.

1865 – Occupied with his translated versions of Poe’s works.

1866 – Suffered a massive stroke and paralysis.

1867 – Spent his life in "maisons de santé" in Brussels and in Paris, where he died on 31st of August.