Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (/ræmˈb/ or /ˈræmb/French pronunciation: [aʁtyʁ ʁɛ̃bo]; 20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet. Born in CharlevilleArdennes, he produced his works while still in his late teens—Victor Hugo described him at the time as “an infant Shakespeare”—and he gave up creative writing altogether before the age of 20. As part of the decadent movement, Rimbaud influenced modern literature, music, and arts, and prefiguredsurrealism.