Léon Cladel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Léon Cladel

French writer

Date of Birth: 13-Mar-1834

Place of Birth: Montauban, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 21-Jul-1892

Profession: writer, poet

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Léon Cladel

  • Léon Cladel (Montauban March 22, 1834 – July 21, 1892 Sèvres) was a French novelist. The son of an artisan, he studied law at Toulouse and became a solicitor's clerk in Paris.
  • Cladel made a limited reputation by his first book, Les Martyrs ridicules (1862), a novel for which Charles Baudelaire, whose literary disciple Cladel was, wrote a preface.
  • He then returned to his native district of Quercy in southwestern France, where he produced a series of stories of peasant life in Eral le dompteur (1865), Le Nomm Qouael (1868) and other volumes, similar to the works of Émile Pouvillon.
  • Returning to Paris he published the two novels which are generally acknowledged as his best work, Le Bouscassié (1869) and La Fête votive de Saint-Bartholomée Porte-Glaive (1872).
  • Une Maudite (1876) was judged dangerous to public morals and cost its author a month's imprisonment.
  • Other works by Cladel are Les Va-nu-pieds (1873), a volume of short stories; N'a-qu'un-oeil (1882), Urbains et ruraux (1884), Gueux de marque (1887), and the posthumous Juive errante (1897).
  • He died at Sèvres on July 21, 1892.

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