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Charles Pierre Baudelaire. 1821 - 1867

French symbolist poet. Friend of Delacroix, Manet, and Daumier.

His masterpiece is a collection of poems, Les Fleurs du mal [Flowers of Evil] (1857), for which author, printer, and publisher were prosecuted for impropriety in 1864. These poems had a major influence on modern poetry.

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