René François Armand Prudhomme|
16 Mairch 1839
6 September 1907 (aged 68)|
|Thrift||Poet an Essayist|
Nobel Prize in Leeteratur |
René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme (French: [syli pʀydɔm]; 16 March 1839 – 6 September 1907) was a French poet and essayist, and was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901.
Born in Paris, Prudhomme originally studied tae be an engineer, but turned tae philosophy an later tae poetry; he declared it as his intent tae create scientific poetry for modren times. In character sincere an melancholic, he wis airtit tae the Parnassus schuil, altho, at the same time, his wirk displays characteristics o its ain.