Stuart Merrill

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Birthday
1, 1863
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 1, 1915 (52)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1863
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 1, 1915 (52)

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About

American-born symbolist poet who wrote in the French language and became known for Petits Poemes d'Automne, Les Fastes, and other works.

Before Fame

He was born in New York but moved to France at age three, when his father took an American diplomatic position in the country. Merrill remained in France for nearly twenty years.

Trivia

His father disowned him for his radical, anarchist politics.

Family Life

He married in 1891 and published one of his best-known poetry collections, Les Fastes, in the same year.

Associated With

He met Leaves of Grass poet Walt Whitman at a New York lecture in 1887.

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