Guillaume Apollinaire

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Birthday
26, 1880
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 9, 1918 (38)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1880
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Nov 9, 1918 (38)

About

Italian-born, French-language poet, author, and playwright associated with the surrealist movement. His best-known works include Calligrammes (poems), Les Mamelles de Tiresias (play), and Les Epingles (stories).

Before Fame

He was born Wilhelm Albert Wlodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki. During his teenage years, he moved to France and changed his name.

Trivia

He invented the term surrealism, and his 1917 play The Breasts of Tiresias was one of the first works in this genre.

Family Life

He was the son of a Polish noblewoman; the identity of his father remains a mystery.

Associated With

He was an artistic model and friend of the renowned painter Pablo Picasso.

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