Charles Peguy

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Birthday
7, 1873
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 4, 1914 (41)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1873
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 4, 1914 (41)

About

French socialist poet, editor, playwright, and essayist known for Jeanne d'Arc, Eve, De la Raison, and other works. His complete poetic works were published (posthumously) in 1941; his prose works were compiled between 1987 and 1992.

Before Fame

His father died when he was a baby, and Peguy and his mother lived in poverty until the poet earned a scholarship to study at the Ecole Normale Superieure.

Trivia

He died from a gunshot wound to the head during a World War I battle.

Family Life

He married Charlotte-Francoise Baudoin in 1897, and the couple subsequently raised four children. Later, he fell in love with Blanche Raphael, a close friend; however, he never strayed from his wife.

Associated With

His popular poem, "Portico of the Mystery of the Second Virtue", was much loved by French military leader Charles de Gaulle.