Arthur Rimbaud

1854 - 1891

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Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (UK: , US: : 423  French: [aʁtyʁ ʁɛ̃bo] (listen); 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes and for his influence on modern literature and arts, prefiguring surrealism. Born in Charleville, he started writing at a very young age and excelled as a student, but abandoned his formal education in his teenage years to run away to Paris amidst the Franco-Prussian War. During his late adolescence and early adulthood, he produced the bulk of his literary output. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Rimbaud has received more than 2,403,886 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Arthur Rimbaud is the 65th most popular writer (up from 74th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from France (up from 66th in 2019) and the 16th most popular French Writer.

Arthur Rimbaud is most famous for his poem "A Season in Hell."

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Among writers, Arthur Rimbaud ranks 65 out of 5,794Before him are Stefan Zweig, Sappho, Maxim Gorky, Umberto Eco, Lord Byron, and Aeschylus. After him are Matsuo Bashō, Rabindranath Tagore, Ayn Rand, Hesiod, Li Bai, and Pablo Neruda.

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Among people born in 1854, Arthur Rimbaud ranks 2Before him is Oscar Wilde. After him are Pope Benedict XV, Henri Poincaré, James George Frazer, Leoš Janáček, Karl Kautsky, Paul Ehrlich, Henri La Fontaine, Emil von Behring, Paul Sabatier, and George Eastman. Among people deceased in 1891, Arthur Rimbaud ranks 1After him are Nikolaus Otto, Georges Seurat, Herman Melville, Helena Blavatsky, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Léo Delibes, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Pedro II of Brazil, and Theo van Gogh.

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In France

Among people born in France, Arthur Rimbaud ranks 59 out of 5,234Before him are Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Edgar Degas (1834), Georges Bizet (1838), Pierre de Fermat (1601), and Brigitte Bardot (1934). After him are Michel Foucault (1926), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), and Henri Becquerel (1852).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Arthur Rimbaud ranks 16Before him are Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Charles Baudelaire (1821), and Gustave Flaubert (1821). After him are Charles Perrault (1628), Romain Rolland (1866), Marquis de Sade (1740), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Octave Mirbeau (1848), and François Rabelais (1494).