Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin

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Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin Gender: M
born on 23 December 1804 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Boulogne sur Mer, France, 50n43, 1e37
Timezone LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°30' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°05 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 00°37'

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve


French poet, historian and the greatest literary critic of his time. His most important works are the "L'Histoire De Port-Royal," published in five volumes from 1840-1848.

Born three months after his fathers death, he was educated in Paris and entered medical school in 1823. He began contributing articles to "Le Globe" and started his literary career abandoning his medical education. He became an enthusiastic member of the young romantics surrounding Victor Hugo. An autobiographical novel, "Volupte," appeared in 1834, which celebrated his liaison with Mme. Adele Hugo and broke up the friendship between Sainte Beauve and Victor Hugo. He was a professor at the College De France, honored early with a seat in the French Academy in 1844, and a senator in 1865. In 1849 he began to write a column that appeared in a Monday newspaper, "Le Constitutionel;" these famous articles were published as "Monday Conversations," 1851-1862.

He died 10/13/1869, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Hugo, Victor (born 26 February 1802). Notes: Cuckolded Hugo, became enemies


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1823 (Entered medical school)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1834 (Autobiography released)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1834 (Friendship with Victor Hugo ended)
  • Work : New Job 1837 (Series of lectures)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1840 (First of five volumes published)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1840 (Published "Port Royal," eigth yrs.)
  • Work : Gain social status 1844 (Elected into French Academy)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1851 (Started publishing "Monday Conversations," 12 yrs.)

Source Notes

BJA 7/1927 quotes B.R.


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Dad died before his birth)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (With wife of Victor Hugo)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (College de France)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection