Charle Baudelaire

Charle Baudelaire
Birth 1821
Death 1867

Poet and art critic. His most famous work of poetry, The Flowers of Evil, refuses to moralise and sees the beauty in pain and sorrow. He rejected the philosophy behind the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, as well as democracy and the ‘tyranny of the majority’. A great lover of mind-altering substances, he died of syphilis when he was still in his youth.

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