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Gérard de Nerval
Birth: May 22, 1808
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Death: Jan. 26, 1855
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Poet. He was a French writer known for his romantic poetry themes. In 1820, he went to Paris, attended the Collège de Charlemagne and produced a notable musical French translation of Goethe’s Faust which composer Hector Berlioz drew freely upon for his opera “La Damnation de Faust”. In the following years, Nerval traveled and his writing of his preoccupations greatly influenced the Symbolists and Surrealists. One of his best works included “Voyage to the East” (1843), a travelogue that examined ancient folk mythology, symbols and religion. Some of his other poems of note were “Sylvie” (1853), “Aurélia” (1853), “The Chimeras” (1854) and “Girls of Fire” (1854). Through this period in his life, Nerval had years of mental destitution and anguish, which ended when he was found hanging from a lamppost in the rue de la Vieille Lanterne, Paris. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 49
GPS (lat/lon): 48.86254, 2.39306
 
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Record added: Sep 08, 1999
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Lo quiso saber todo y al final nada ha sabido.Y una noche de invierno, cansado de la vida,dejó escapar el alma de la carne podriday se fue preguntando: ¿Para qué habré venido?
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