Arthur Rimbaud

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Birthday
20, 1854
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 10, 1891 (37)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1854
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 10, 1891 (37)

About

French symbolist and decadent poet who is remembered for such works as Le Soleil Etait Encore Chaud and Une Saison en Enfer. His later works include Illuminations and Lettres.

Before Fame

After studying with a tutor who encouraged him to write poetry, he published his first poem in 1870.

Trivia

He died of bone cancer at the young age of thirty-seven.

Family Life

His brief affair with author Paul Verlaine ended when Verlaine bought a gun and fired shots at Rimbaud.

Associated With

Victor Hugo compared Rimbaud's work to that of William Shakespeare.