French poet, essayist, and philosopherBorn:
October 30, 1871 in Sète, FranceDied:
July 20, 1945 in Paris, France
Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry (French pronunciation: [p?l vale?i]; October 30, 1871 – July 20, 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), he also wrote many essays and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.