André Chénier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André Chénier

French poet

Date of Birth: 30-Oct-1762

Place of Birth: Istanbul, Turkey

Date of Death: 25-Jul-1794

Profession: writer, poet

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About André Chénier

  • André Marie Chénier (30 October 1762 – 25 July 1794) was a French poet of Greek and Franco-Levantine origin, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim.
  • His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement.
  • His career was brought to an abrupt end when he was guillotined for supposed "crimes against the state", just three days before the end of the Reign of Terror.
  • Chénier's life has been the subject of Umberto Giordano's opera Andrea Chénier and other works of art.

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