4 February 1900 - 11 April 1977
Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter born on February 4, 1900 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He is best known for his witty and imaginative poems that often dealt with social and political issues. Prévert's work was greatly influenced by surrealism, and he was associated with the French Resistance during World War II. He is considered one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century and his work continues to be widely read and appreciated today. Prévert's most famous works include "Paroles" (Words), "Histoires" (Stories), and "Chansons" (Songs), which are still popular in France and around the world. He died on April 11, 1977, leaving behind a rich legacy of poetry that continues to inspire and captivate readers.