Charles Baudelaire

1821 - 1867

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. He was also one of the first to translate Edgar Allan Poe's work into French. His poems exhibit mastery in the handling of rhyme and rhythm, contain an exoticism inherited from Romantics, but are based on observations of real life.His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Baudelaire has received more than 2,279,842 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Charles Baudelaire is the 50th most popular writer (up from 55th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from France (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Writer.

Charles Baudelaire is most famous for his poem "The Flowers of Evil" which he published in 1857.

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Among writers, Charles Baudelaire ranks 50 out of 5,794Before him are Oscar Wilde, Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gabriel García Márquez. After him are Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, Bertolt Brecht, and Jane Austen.

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Among people born in 1821, Charles Baudelaire ranks 2Before him is Fyodor Dostoevsky. After him are Gustave Flaubert, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, Richard Francis Burton, Lola Montez, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, and Elizabeth Blackwell. Among people deceased in 1867, Charles Baudelaire ranks 2Before him is Michael Faraday. After him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Maximilian I of Mexico, Théodore Rousseau, Emperor Kōmei, Franz Bopp, Otto of Greece, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Maria Theresa of Austria, Sakamoto Ryōma, and Princess Sophie of Saxony.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Baudelaire ranks 39 out of 5,234Before him are Émile Durkheim (1858), Marcel Proust (1871), Alain Delon (1935), Denis Diderot (1713), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807). After him are Auguste Comte (1798), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Coco Chanel (1883), Édouard Manet (1832), Philip IV of France (1268), and Eugène Delacroix (1798).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Charles Baudelaire ranks 14Before him are Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), and Simone de Beauvoir (1908). After him are Gustave Flaubert (1821), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Charles Perrault (1628), Romain Rolland (1866), Marquis de Sade (1740), and Guy de Maupassant (1850).