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Alfred de Musset

Dramatist + Poet + Novelist
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Born Dec 11, 1810
Died May 2, 1857

Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical) from 1836.

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CHILDHOOD

1810 Birth Musset was born on 11 December 1810 in Paris. … Read More

TEENAGE

1827 17 Years Old Alfred de Musset entered the collège Henri-IV at the age of nine, where in 1827 he won the Latin essay prize in the Concours général. … Read More

TWENTIES

1833 23 Years Old The tale of his celebrated love affair with George Sand, which lasted from 1833 to 1835, is told from his point of view in his autobiographical novel, La Confession d'un Enfant du Siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, made into a film, Children of the Century), and from her point of view in her Elle et lui. … Read More

THIRTIES

1840 30 Years Old He was the librarian of the French Ministry of the Interior under the July Monarchy. During this time he also involved himself in polemics during the Rhine crisis of 1840, caused by the French prime minister Adolphe Thiers, who as Minister of the Interior had been Musset's superior. had demanded that France should own the left bank of the Rhine (described as France's "natural boundary"), as it had under Napoleon, despite the territory's German population. … Read More
1845 35 Years Old Musset received the Légion d'honneur on 24 April 1845, at the same time as Balzac, and was elected to the Académie française in 1852 (after two failures to do so in 1848 and 1850).
1848 38 Years Old Musset was dismissed from his post as librarian by the new minister Ledru-Rollin after the revolution of 1848.

FORTIES

1853 43 Years Old He was however appointed librarian of the Ministry of Public Instruction in 1853.
1857 47 Years Old Alfred de Musset died in his sleep in Paris on 2 May 1857. … Read More
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