Saint-John Perse was a French poet, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry." He was also a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which he lived primarily in the USA until 1967. Alexis Leger was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. His great-grandfather, a solicitor, had settled in Guadeloupe in 1815. His grandfather and father were also solicitors; his father was also a member of the City Council. The Leger family owned two plantations, one of coffee and the other of sugar . In 1897, Hégésippe Légitimus, the first...
|Birthdate:||May 31, 1887|
|Date of death:||September 20, 1975|
|Also known as:||Alexis Leger, Saint-Leger Leger, SaintJohn Perse|