23rd December, 1804
13th October, 1869
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. He was a literary critic of French literature. He studied medicine at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris. In 1828, he served in the St Louis Hospital. Sainte-Beuve published collections of poems and the partly autobiographical novel Volupté in 1834. His articles and essays were collected the volumes Port-Royal and Portraits littéraires. After several books of poetry and a couple of failed novels, Sainte-Beuve began to do literary research, of which the most important publication resulting is Port-Royal.