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  • Name: Saint-John Perse
  • Born: 05/31/1887
  • Died: 09/20/1975 (88 years old)
  • Occupation: Poet, diplomat

Saint-John Perse (French:[pɛʁs]; also Saint-Leger Leger, pronounced[ləʒe]; pseudonyms of Alexis Leger) (31 May 1887 ? 20 September 1975) was a French poet-diplomat, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960 “for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry.” He was a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which he lived primarily in the United States until 1967.

Birth Name: Alexis Leger

Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, 1960

School: University of Bordeaux

Alias: Saint-John Perse

Birth Place: Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Death Place: Giens Peninsula, Provence, France

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