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Etienne-Paulin Gagne

Born in June 8, 1808 / Died in August 1, 1876 / France / French

Etienne-Paulin Gagne poet from France was born on June 8, 1808, had 68 years and died on August 1, 1876. Poems were written mainly in French language. Dominant movement is other.


Etienne-Paulin Gagne (June 8, 1808 – August 1876) was a French poet, essayist, lawyer, politician, inventor, and eccentric whose best known poem, The Woman-Messiah, is among the longest poems in French, or any language. The poem is 25,000 verses (60 acts and 12 songs) and is notable for its 24th act entitled Bestiologie which enumerates the advantages that a citizen of Paris would have by marrying the animals of the Jardin des Plantes. He is also notable for proposing "Anthropophagy" at a public meeting and offering himself as food to starving Algerians.. French poet essayist lawyer politician inventor and eccentric