Theophile Gautier

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Birthday
30, 1811
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 23, 1872 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1811
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Oct 23, 1872 (61)

About

French poet, author, and critic who was associated with the Romantic and Parnassian literary movements. His poetic works include Albertus, La Comedie de la Mort, and Emaux et Camees.

Before Fame

He became a scholar of Latin in his teenage years.

Trivia

His travel writings –– Voyage en Espagne, for example -- were popular in his time.

Family Life

His father worked as a French government official.

Associated With

He was a schoolmate and longtime friend of fellow French author Gerard de Nerval.