Sully Prudhomme

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Nobel prize medal.svg Sully Prudhomme
Born René François Armand Prudhomme
16 Mairch 1839(1839-03-16)
Paris, Fraunce
Died 6 September 1907(1907-09-06) (aged 68)
Châtenay-Malabry, Fraunce
Occupation Poet an Essayist
Nationality French
Notable awaird(s) 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.