Born: 9 April 1821
Died: 31 August 1867
Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a nineteenth century French poet, critic and translator. A controversial figure in his lifetime, Baudelaire's name has become a byword for literary and artistic decadence. At the same time his works, in particular his book of poetry Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil), have been acknowledged as classics of French literature.
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Settings of his poetic works
- Harmonie du soir (Claude Debussy)
- Hymne, Op. 7, No. 2 (Gabriel Fauré)
- L'Invitation au voyage (Henri Duparc)
- La mort des amants (Claude Debussy)