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1807, Apr 201841, Apr 29
a French Romantic poet, playwright and journalist. He is famous for having introduced prose poetry in French literature, and is considered a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. His contributions to a local paper led to recognition by Victor Hugo and Sainte-Beuve. He lived in Paris for a short time. He returned to Dijon and continued writing for local newspapers. His masterpiece is the collection of prose poems Gaspard de la Nuit published posthumously in 1842.
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