Charles Pierre Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire

April 09, 1821 – August 31, 1867
Countries: France

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (UKˈboʊdəlɛər, USˌboʊd(ə)ˈlɛər; ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.
His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and art's responsibility to capture that experience.