André Breton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André Breton

French writer, Surrealist Movement leader

Date of Birth: 19-Feb-1896

Place of Birth: Tinchebray, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 28-Sep-1966

Profession: writer, poet, novelist, essayist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About André Breton

  • André Robert Breton (French: [?~d?e ??b?? b??t?~]; 18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet and anti-fascist.
  • He is known best as the co-founder, leader, principal theorist and chief apologist of Surrealism.
  • His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as "pure psychic automatism".

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