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Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud at seventeen
Born (1854-10-20)October 20, 1854
Charleville, France
Died November 10, 1891(1891-11-10) (aged 37)
Marseille, France
Occupation Poet
Language French
Nationality French

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet, born in Charleville. He wrote his best works when he was 15–18 years old. He was restless and moved around the world a lot. He was homosexual. He died of bone cancer just after his 37th birthday.


  • Le Soleil Était Encore Chaud (1866)
  • Poésies (c. 1869–1873)
  • Soleil et chair (1870)
  • Le bateau ivre (1871)
  • Proses Évangeliques (1872)
  • Une Saison en Enfer (1873) – published by Rimbaud himself as a small booklet in Brussels. Although "a few copies were distributed to friends in Paris, Rimbaud almost immediately lost interest in the work."
  • Illuminations (1874)
  • Lettres (1870–1891)

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