Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust

Born: Jul 10, 1871 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Writers

1871 - Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, born on the 10th of July in Auteuil, NC France, of Jewish descent. He was a French intellectual, novelist, essayist and critic.

1905 - He was already at work on translating Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies, which he completed in June.

1912 - He then devoted himself to writing, and produced the first part of what was to be the greatest novel of the 20th-century.

1913 - His 13-volume masterpiece, A la recherche du temps perdu (trans Remembrance of Things Past), published at his own expense.

1919 - The second volume of this work, delayed by World War 1, won the Prix Goncourt.

1922 - He died on the 18th of November and is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
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