Charles Peguy (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Charles Péguy

Charles Pierre Péguy was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by 1908 at the latest, after years of uneasy agnosticism, he had become a believing but non-practicing Roman Catholic.

Born: Charles Pierre Péguy, Jan 7, 1873, Orléans, France
Died: Sept 5, 1914, Villeroy, France
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: French
Alma mater: École Normale Supérieure

About Charles Peguy

French socialist poet, editor, playwright, and essayist known for Jeanne d’Arc, Eve, De la Raison, and other works. His complete poetic works were published (posthumously) in 1941; his prose works were compiled between 1987 and 1992.

Before Fame

His father died when he was a baby, and Peguy and his mother lived in poverty until the poet earned a scholarship to study at the Ecole Normale Superieure.


He died from a gunshot wound to the head during a World War I battle.

Family Life

He married Charlotte-Francoise Baudoin in 1897, and the couple subsequently raised four children. Later, he fell in love with Blanche Raphael, a close friend; however, he never strayed from his wife.


His popular poem, “Portico of the Mystery of the Second Virtue”, was much loved by French military leader Charles de Gaulle.

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  • Lycée Lakanal alumni
  • Christian humanists
  • Christian poets
  • Catholic socialists
  • French military personnel killed in World War I
  • French socialists
  • Converts to Roman Catholicism from atheism or agnosticism
  • Roman Catholic philosophers
  • French essayists
  • French poets
  • French philosophers
  • Roman Catholic writers
  • French Roman Catholics
  • French journalists
  • École Normale Supérieure alumni

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Latest information about Charles Peguy updated on September 03, 2020.

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