Person Male Born 30/3/1844 Died 8/1/1896
French poet. Born Metz, France. Has been described as an ugly, homicidal alcoholic. Following his imprisonment for attempted murder of Rimbaud in Brussels (see BrusselsRemembers), he was released in January 1875. He returned to Britain, and ended up as a schoolmaster in Stickney, a village near Grimsby in Lincolnshire. No plaque, apparently, but Verlaine does appear in one of the school photographs. Died Paris.