|Birthname||Ghilbert, Rene Francois|
|born on||27 September 1862 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Tourcoing, France, 50n43, 3e09|
|Timezone||LMT m3e09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°42' 16°00 Asc. 21°27'|
French poet, initially a disciple of Mallarmé, whose preface to Ghil's Traité du verbe of 1886 placed the young poet at the forefront of the Symbolist movement, Ghil broke with him in 1888 to develop his own ‘verbal instrumentism’; in this he adapted elements from Wagner, Baudelaire, and Rimbaud into a theory of poetic expression which claimed to provide a scientific basis for the aesthetic equivalence of musical sound, colour, and phoneme. This synthesis of artistic forms would in turn express the hidden laws of humanity's history and development which form the subject of Ghil's verse, more important for its ambition than its achievement.
He died 15 September 1925.
- friend relationship with Mallarmé, Stéphane (born 18 March 1842)
Gauquelin vol 6
- Vocation : Writers : Poet