Stephane Mallarme

#168441
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
18, 1842
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 9, 1898 (56)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1842
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Sep 9, 1898 (56)

About

French symbolist poet whose best-known works include L'apres-midi d'un faune and Les Mots anglais.

Before Fame

He was born in Paris and lived an impoverished existence as an English teacher.

Trivia

His poetry inspired composer Claude Debussy's 1894 work "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune."

Family Life

He wed Maria Christina Gerhard in 1863 and had a daughter named Stephanie.

Associated With

He famously organized literary salons in Paris that were attended by W.B. Yeats and other prominent poets.