Renée Vivien

Renée Vivien
1877 - 1909
Renée Vivien  British Poet

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Renée Vivien was in relationships with Violet Shillito (1989 - 1900), Kérimé Turkhan Pasha (1906 - 1908) and Hélène van Zuylen (1902 - 1907).


British Poet Renée Vivien was born Pauline Mary Tarn on 11th June, 1877 in London, England, UK and passed away on 18th Nov 1909 Paris, France aged 32. She is most remembered for Cendres et poussières (1902; “Ashes and Dust”); Les Kitharèdes (1904; “The Women of Kithara”); translations from Sappho; and Sillages (1908; “Sea Wakes”). Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Renée Vivien is a member of the following lists: British expatriates in France, English poets and LGBT people from England.


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First Name Renee
Last Name Vivien
Full Name at Birth Pauline Mary Tarn
Alternative Name Renee Vivien, René Vivien, R. Vivien, Paule Riversdale, Pauline Tarn, Pauline Mary Tarn
Age 32 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th June, 1877
Birthplace London, England, UK
Died 18th November, 1909
Place of Death Paris, France
Cause of Death Pneumonia (brought on by alcoholism, drug abuse, and anorexia nervosa)
Buried Cimetiere de Passy, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Lesbian
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Poet, translator, writer
Occupation Poet
Claim to Fame Cendres et poussières (1902; “Ashes and Dust”); Les Kitharèdes (1904; “The Women of Kithara”); translations from Sappho; and Sillages (1908; “Sea Wakes”)
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Renée Vivien (11 June 1877 – 18 November 1909) was a British poet who wrote in French, in the style of the Symbolistes and the Parnassiens. A high-profile lesbian in the Paris of the Belle Époque, she is notable for her work, which has received more attention following a recent revival of interest in Sapphic verse. Many of her poems are autobiographical, reflecting a life of extreme hedonism, leading to early death. She was the subject of a pen-portrait by her friend and neighbor Colette.

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Renée Vivien32 GeminiPoet
Violet Shillito24 AriesOther
Kérimé Turkhan Pasha74Other
Hélène van Zuylen84 LeoWriter


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