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Charles Baudelaire

1821 - 1867

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl(ə) bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also worked as an essayist, art critic and translator. His poems exhibit mastery of rhyme and rhythm, contain an exoticism inherited from Romantics, and 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 beauty of nature in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Baudelaire's original style of prose-poetry influenced a generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Baudelaire has received more than 3,031,574 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Charles Baudelaire is the 134th most popular writer (down from 50th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from France (down from 39th in 2019) and the 32nd 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 134 out of 5,755Before him are Haruki Murakami, Walter Scott, Guy de Maupassant, August Strindberg, Carlo Collodi, and Günter Grass. After him are Rudyard Kipling, Charlotte Brontë, Catullus, Tove Jansson, William Blake, and H. G. Wells.

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Among people born in 1821, Charles Baudelaire ranks 3Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky and Gustave Flaubert. After him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Richard Francis Burton, Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, and Louis Vuitton. Among people deceased in 1867, Charles Baudelaire ranks 3Before him are Michael Faraday and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. After him are Maximilian I of Mexico, Emperor Kōmei, Théodore Rousseau, Otto of Greece, Franz Bopp, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Sakamoto Ryōma, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Maximilian Anton, Hereditary Prince of Thurn and Taxis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Baudelaire ranks 159 out of 6,011Before him are Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-François Millet (1814), Guy de Maupassant (1850), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Erik Satie (1866), and Charles IX of France (1550). After him are Francis II of France (1544), Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Charles the Bold (1433), and Bernadette Soubirous (1844).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Charles Baudelaire ranks 32Before him are François Villon (1431), Sully Prudhomme (1839), Paul Verlaine (1844), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Jean Cocteau (1889), and Guy de Maupassant (1850). After him are André Breton (1896), Jean Racine (1639), Petronius (27), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), and Colette (1873).