de Heredia, José-Maria (1842 - 1905)

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José-Maria de Heredia (1842-1905) was born in Cuba of a Spanish father and a French mother. Educated in France, he became the disciple and close friend of Leconte de Lisle. Like the latter, he cultivates erudition, impersonality, and perfection of form. Heredia excelled in sonnets, and these were made into a collection by him in 1893 under the tide Les Trophées.

  • "Jose-Maria de Heredia." Representative French Poetry. Ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 91-94.
Given Name: 
José-Maria
Family Name: 
de Heredia
Birth Date: 
November 22, 1842
Death Date: 
October 3, 1905
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First RPO Edition: 
2012