Sully Prudhomme

Sully Prudhomme

Original Name René
Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 6 Sep 1907 (aged 68)
Chatenay-Malabry, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 44
Memorial ID 10452285 · View Source
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Poet. Real name Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme. He won the first Nobel Prize for Literature in 1901. A leader of the Parnassian School of French Poetry, his work combined formal elegance with philosophic and scientific interests. His books include "Solitudes" (1869), "Impressions of War" (1870), "Destinies" (1872), "Revolt of the Flowers" (1872), and "Vain Endearments" (1875). Prudhomme was a member of the French Academy from 1881 until his death. He wrote little after suffering a stroke in 1888, and his winning the Nobel Prize was much debated. Today critics do not rank him highly.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sully Prudhomme (6 Mar 1839–6 Sep 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10452285, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .