Person Male Born 20/10/1854 Died 10/11/1891
French poet. Born Charleville, Ardennes, France. Aged 16, ran away to Paris where he was promptly arrested for fare dodging. Back home he tried writing to the much older Verlaine, his favourite poet, who eventually invited him to Paris and enclosed the train fare. Died Marseilles, France. There is a definitive biography: "Rimbaud" by Graham Robb, Picador, 2000. Rimbaud and Verlaine also feature on BrusselsRemembers.