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About Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet regarded as one of the most influential figures in symbolism. Some of his notable works include The Drunken Boat, A Season in Hell, Illuminations and Soleil et chair (Sun and Flesh). For over a century, he has influenced numerous artists, writers and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Pablo Picasso and Patti Smith.
He was the second of the five children of renowned French infantry officer Frédéric Rimbaud and Marie Catherine Vitalie Cuif. In 1871, he began a romantic relationship with poet Paul Verlaine. The relationship, which was often very violent, came to an end in 1873 when a drunk and jealous Verlaine shot and wounded him with a pistol.
As a child, he ran away from home on multiple occasions.
He gave up writing at the age of 21 and became an adventurer, traveling extensively to many places around the world. His travels saw him become the one of the first Europeans to set foot in the famous walled city of Harar in Ethiopia, where he became friends with Makonnen Wolde Mikael, the city's governor and father of the iconic Emperor Haile Selassie I.
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Famous quotes by Arthur Rimbaud
I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.Arthur Rimbaud
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.Arthur Rimbaud
Arthur Rimbaud's Popularity
Arthur Rimbaud was a famous French poet, who was born on October 20, 1854. As a person born on this date, Arthur Rimbaud is listed in our database as the 32nd most popular celebrity for the day (October 20) and the 4th most popular for the year (1854).
People born on October 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Arthur Rimbaud is the 1034th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Arthur Rimbaud's birthday, Arthur Rimbaud is the 134th most famous French.
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