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country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Louis-le-Grand
occupation: poet, art critic, essayist, translator, writer, author, literary critic
award received: Concours général
influenced by: Edgar Allan Poe, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Joseph de Maistre, Thomas De Quincey, Gustave Flaubert, Victor Hugo, Ovid, Théophile Gautier
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UK: , US: ; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ] (listen); 9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.
His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility of artistic expression to capture that experience.
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