Emile Nelligan

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Birthday
24, 1879
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1941 (61)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1879
Birthplace
Montreal, Canada
DEATH DATE
Nov 18, 1941 (61)

About

Acclaimed Symbolist poet known for such works as "Le Vaisseau d'Or" and "Christ en Croix." His complete poems were translated into English by Fred Cogswell in 1983.

Before Fame

He published his first poems when he was just sixteen years old.

Trivia

He had a major psychotic break in 1899 from which he never fully recovered.

Family Life

His father, David Nelligan, was an Irish immigrant, and his mother, Emile Hudon, was a native of Quebec.

Associated With

His work was greatly influenced by the poetry of Paul Verlaine.

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