Georges Rodenbach

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Birthday
16, 1855
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Dec 25, 1898 (43)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1855
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Dec 25, 1898 (43)

About

Symbolist poet and author known for his 1892 work Bruges-la-Morte. His other notable publications include La Vocation and Le Carillonneur.

Before Fame

He attended school at Sint-Barbaracollege in Ghent, Belgium. He published his first poetry volume, Le Foyer et les Champs, in 1877.

Trivia

His masterpiece, Bruges-la-Morte, was transformed by the composer Erich Korngold into an opera called Die Tote Stadt.

Family Life

He was the son of a German father and a French mother. His cousin, Albrecht Rodenbach, was also a poet and novelist.

Associated With

His poem "Du silence" was referenced in a 2013 album by musician David Bowie.