Count Maurice Maeterlinck Biography

Biography about Count Maeterlinck, recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born into a wealthy family in Ghet, Belgium. His full name is Maurice Polydore-Marie-Bernard Maeterlinck.

BIOGRAPHY

Count Maeterlinck, recipient of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born into a wealthy family in Ghet, Belgium. His full name is Maurice Polydore-Marie-Bernard Maeterlinck. His father, Polydore Maeterlinck, was a notary, and his mother was Mathilde Van den Bossche. He was educated at the Jesuit College de Ste.-Barge and the University of Ghent. He studied law at the latter and practiced law in Ghent after obtaining his degree.

Maeterlinck published his first collection of poetry, SERRES CHAUDES, when he was 27. He is most famous for his 1909 play, L'OISEAU BLEU (THE BLUE BIRD).

Maurice Maeterlinck died in Nice, France in 1949.

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1862 He was born in Ghent, Belgium. (August 29)

1885 He graduated from the University of Ghent.

1886 He was admitted to the bar in Ghent.

1889 SERRES CHAUDES; LA PRINCESSE MALEINE (PRINCESS MALEINE)

1890 L'INTRUSE (THE INTRUDER); LES AVEUGLES (THE BLIND)

1891 LES SEPT PRINCESSES (THE SEVEN PRINCESSES)

1892 PELLEAS ET MELISANDE

1894 ALLADINE ET PALOMIDES; INTERIEUR (INTERIOR); LA MORT DE TINTAGILES (THE DEATH OF TINTAGILES)



1895 He met Georgette Leblanc, with whom he lived for the next 23 years.

1896 LE TRESOR DES HUMBLES (THE TREASURE OF THE HUMBLE); AGLAVAINE ET SELYSETTE ; He moved to Paris.

1898 LA SAGESSE ET LA DESTINEE (WISDOM AND DESTINY)

1899 SERRE CHAUDES (HOT HOUSE BLOOMS)

1901 ARIANE ET BARBEBLEUE (ARIADNE AND BLUEBEARD); LA VIE DES ABEILLES (THE LIFE OF THE BEE)

1902 LE TEMPLE ENSEVELI (THE BURIED TEMPLE)

1903 JOYZELLE

1907 L'INTELLIGENCE DES FLEURS (THE INTELLIGENCE OF FLOWERS)

1908 L'OISEAU BLEU (THE BLUE BIRD)

1911 He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1913 LA MORT

1916 LES DEBRIS DE LA GUERRE (THE WRACK OF THE STORM)

1918 LE BOURGMESTRE DE STILMONDE (THE BURGOMASTER OF STILMONDE); LES FIANCAILLES (THE BETROTHED)

1919 He married Renee Dahon.

1926 LA VIE DES TERMITES (THE LIFE OF THE WHITE ANT)

1928 LA VIE DE L'ESPACE (THE LIFE OF SPACE)

1929 LA GRANDE FEERIE (THE GREAT FAIRYLAND)

1932 He was made a count by the Belgian king.

1933 LA GRANDE LOI (THE GREAT LAW)

1934 AVANT LE GRAND SILENCE (BEFORE THE GREAT SILENCE)

1942 L'AUTRE MONDE OU LE CADRAN STELLAIRE (THE GREAT BEYOND)

1948 BULLES BLEUS, SOUVENIRS HEUREUX

1949 He died in Nice, France. (May 6)

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