Verlaine, Paul

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Verlaine, Paul Gender: M
Paul-Marie Verlaine
born on 30 March 1844 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Metz, France, 49n08, 6e10
Timezone LMT m6e10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°15' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°52 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°30'

Paul Verlaine


French poet famous for symbolism, subtle tenderness and delicate quality. Many of his poems have been set to music by Faure and Debussy. His first book of poems was released in 1866, quickly attracting attention and he became a member of the literary salons. Verlaine's major book of poetry, "Romances Sans Paroles" in 1874 contains some of his most haunting verses.

His personal life was unhappy and disorganized. Verlaine's marriage to Mathilde Maute de Fleuville in 1870 was strained by his bohemian habits and homosexual relationship with Rimbaud. It ended in a legal separation in 1872 and divorce in 1885. One source of unhappiness for him was his lover, Rimbaud, whom he shot after a quarrel in 1873. Verlaine was imprisoned for two years for his crime.

His indulgences in alcohol and debauchery helped lead to his death on 1/08/1896, Paris, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1866 (First set of poems published)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1870 (Mathilde Maute de Fleuville)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1872 (Legal seperation)
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 1873 (Shot lover after quarrel)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1874 (Book of poetry, "Romances sans paroles")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1885 (From wife)

Source Notes

R. H. Oliver in "Astropsychiatry," "recorded"


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Separated after two years)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Shot lover)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Two years for shooting lover)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Famous for symbolism and tenderness)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book