Paul Verlaine

War dead  Male  Born 30/3/1844  Died 8/1/1896

Categories: Poetry & Song, Seriously Famous

Countries: France

French poet. Born Metz, France. Died Paris, France. Before the incident in Brussels Verlaine and Rimbaud had spent some time in London (see LondonRemembers). Following his imprisonment for attempted murder of Rimbaud Verlaine was released in January 1875 and returned to Britain, ending 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.

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Rimbaud and Verlaine

Chosen as our featured memorial in July 2004. The decadent relationship live...

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