1896 - Born on April 16th in Moinesti, Bacau, Romania. Romanian-born French poet and essayist known mainly as a founder of Dada, a nihilistic revolutionary movement in the arts.
1916-1924 - He wrote: La Premiére Aventure cèleste de Monsieur Antipyrine ("The First Heavenly Adventure of Mr. Antipyrine") and Vingt-cinq poémes ("Twenty-Five Poems") - and the movement's manifestos, Sept manifestes Dada ("Seven Dada Manifestos").
1930 - He joined his friends in the more constructive activities of Surrealism.
1936 - He devoted much of his time to the reconciliation of Surrealism and Marxism and joined the Communist Party and the French Resistance movement during World War II.
1953 - His mature works started with L'Homme approximatif ("The Approximate Man") and continued with Parler seul ("Speaking Alone") and La Face intèrieure ("The Inner Face").
1963 - Died on December 25th.
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