Gerard De Nerval

Gerard De Nerval

Name Gerard De Nerval
Profession Poet
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth France
Age 46 yrs
Death Date 1855-01-26
Birth Sign Gemini

About Gerard De Nerval

French Romantic poet best remembered for his translation of Goethe’s Faust. His other notable works include the novella Sylvie and the short story collection Les Filles du Feu.

Early Life Experience of Gerard De Nerval

He joined a bohemian group of artists called the “Club des Hashischins” during the 1920s.

Trivia Info

He committed suicide in 1855 after having suffered through a decade of nervous breakdowns. Perhaps symptomatic of his psychological state was the fact that, in his later years, he was often seen taking his pet lobster for walks.

Family Life

His mother died when he was two years old, and he was brought up in the French countryside by a great-uncle.

Associated With

His work was admired by fellow French author Victor Hugo.

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