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Date of Birth 20 October 1854Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, France
Date of Death 10 November 1891Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France  (bone cancer)
Birth NameJean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Arthur Rimbaud was born on October 20, 1854 in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes, France as Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud. He was a writer, known for Criminal Lovers (1999), Chelsea Walls (2001) and A Big Grey-Blue Bird (1971). He died on November 10, 1891 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

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His relationship with fellow poet Paul Verlaine was the subject of Christopher Hampton's 1967 play "Total Eclipse". Hampton later adapted his play for the 1995 film version (Total Eclipse (1995)) directed by 'Agneiska Holland' and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Rimbaud.
A brilliant yet tortured artiste who searched for a new style of literary expression, Rimbaud never wrote for publication again after his major work "A Season in Hell". He turned his back on the artistic world and traveled on three continents for about 20 years until he died at age 37. His poetry, as well as his life, made an indelible impression on 20th century writers, artists and musicians.

Personal Quotes (1)

When the endless servitude of woman is finally shattered, when she comes to live by and for herself, man - up to then abominable - having released her, she too will be a poet! Woman will find a portion of the unknown! Will her world of ideas differ from ours? She will find strange, unfathomable, repulsive, delicious things.

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