photo credits: Louis Talbot (1853-?) - CC-PD-Mark
country of citizenship:
native language: French
educated at: University of Rennes
occupation: physician, poet, physician writer, archaeologist, travel writer, writer
award received: Mort pour la France
student of: Édouard Chavannes
Victor Segalen (14 January 1878 – 21 May 1919) was a French naval doctor, ethnographer, archeologist, writer, poet, explorer, art-theorist, linguist and literary critic.
He was born in Brest. He studied naval medicine in Bordeaux. He traveled and lived in Polynesia (1903–1905) and China (1909–1914 and 1917). He died by accident in a forest in Huelgoat, France ("under mysterious circumstances") and reputedly with an open copy of Hamlet by his side.
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Victor Segalen correspondence, published in three volumes (Vol. 1, 1893-1912 ; Vol. 2, 1912-1919 ; Vol. 3, Repères)wd:Q3407284