1849 – Born on February 4th in Medea, Algeria. French poet, dramatist, and novelist who examined the lower levels of society in sharp, bold language.
– Richepin began the study of medicine but gave it up in order to study literature at the École Normale. He left school without a degree and for a time wandered about France.
1876 – His first book of poetry, La Chanson des gueux (“Song of the Poor”), was published.
1877-1886 – His works of poetry include Les Caresses, Les Blasphèmes, and La Mer. He wrote three novels and a number of successful plays.
1908 – Elected to the French Academy, he later became a director.
1926 – Died on December 11th in Paris, France.