Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 - 1918)

Death:  9th November 1918
Location:  Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, Ile-de-France, France  Plot:  Division 86
Cause of Death:  Spanish Flu
Photo taken by:  Aleksandr Zykov
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French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent. Apollinaire is considered one of the foremost poets of the early 20th century, as well as one of the most impassioned defenders of Cubism and a forefather of Surrealism. His reputation as a poet was established with the publication of Alcools (1913).  He wrote one of the earliest Surrealist literary works, the play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917).  Apollinaire died aged 38 in in the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.