Paul Claudel was a French poet, dramatist and diplomat, and the younger brother of the sculptor Camille Claudel. He was most famous for his verse dramas, which often convey his devout Catholicism. He was born in Villeneuve-sur-Fère , into a family of farmers and government officials. His father, Louis-Prosper, dealt in mortgages and bank transactions. His mother, the former Louise Cerveaux, came from a Champagne family of Catholic farmers and priests. Having spent his first years in Champagne, he studied at the lycée of Bar-le-Duc and at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in 1881, when his parents...
|Birthdate:||August 6, 1868|
|Date of death:||February 23, 1955|
|Education:||Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Bates College|
|Also known as:||Paul-Louis-Charles-Marie Claudel|