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Baudelaire, Charles Pierre

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Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1867 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Poets

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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.

 

 

 

 


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