12 March 2018

Auguste Angellier, Cimetière de l'est #1, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais (62)

Auguste Angellier (1848–1911) was born in Dunkerque and died in Boulogne-sur-Mer, where he also went to school. He was a poet, critic and literary historian. He was expelled from the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris in 1866 due to a revolt over the poor quality of the school food. He wrote two theses: one on Keats (in Latin), and one on Robert Burns (1893), which attacks Hippolyte Taine's theories, and caused something of a stir. He was the first professor of English language and literature in Lille, where a statue is dedicated to him.

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