Ghil, Rene

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Ghil, Rene Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°42' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°00 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°27'

Rene Ghil


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet