Born: Nov 10, 1870 AD
Died: 1925 AD, at 54 years of age.
1870 - Born on December 10th in Ghent, Belgium. French novelist and poet whose merit and limitation were to express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection.
1891 - He founded short-lived literary reviews, notably La Conque.
1894 - His Chansons de Bilitis, prose poems about Sapphic love, purporting to be translations from the Greek, deceived even experts.
1896 - Aphrodite, a novel depicting courtesan life in ancient Alexandria, made him famous.
1898 - His best novel is La Femme et le pantin (Woman and Puppet), which is set in Spain.
1925 - Died on June 4th in Paris, France.
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