Samain, Albert

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Samain, Albert Gender: M
Albert Victor Samain
born on 3 April 1858 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Lille, France, 50n38, 3e04
Timezone LMT m3e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°18' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°17 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°27'

Albert Samain


French poet and writer of the Symbolist school, whose poems were strongly influenced by those of Baudelaire and noted for their somewhat morbid and elegiac tone. He also was influenced by Verlaine; his works disclose a taste for indecisive, vague imagery. Samain helped found the Mercure de France, and also worked on the Revue des Deux Mondes.

Samain published three volumes of verse: Le jardin de l'infante (1893), which made him famous; Aux flancs du vase (1898) and Le Chariot d'or (1901). His poetic drama Polyphème was set to music by Jean Cras. Camille Saint-Saëns set poems of Samain to music: "Six Mélodies sur des poésies d'Albert Samain" op.31 (1902-1906; orchestrated 1921).

Samain died in Magny-les-Hameaux of tuberculosis on 18 August 1900, aged 42.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Cras, Jean (born 22 May 1879)
  • associate relationship with Renard, Jules (born 22 February 1864)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 August 1900 (Tuberculosis, age 42)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 756) from the online Nord archives. Same data in Gauquelin vol 6.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (TB)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet