Statue of Chateaubriand
Height (incl. pedestal): 10.2 inches (26 cm)
Width: 8.7 inches (22 cm)
Length: 4.7 inches (12 cm)
Material statue: neolith (resin)
Weight: 7.4 lbs
François René, vicomte de Chateaubriand was born in Saint-Malo on September 4, 1768. He dies in Paris on July 4, 1848. Chateaubriand was a French romantic poets, writer and politician. He is widely regarded as one of the first romantic writers in France. He was influenced by the works of the pre-romanticists and read the works of romantic writers such as Milton and Gray. He was influenced by iconic writers such as Goethe and Rousseau.
In his work, René created a hero to which many writers could relate. René can be seen as a beautiful illustration of the mal du siècle (malady of the century) and the personification of romanticism. In his later life he published Mémoires d’outre-tome (Memoirs from beyond the grave) which is generally regarded as his masterpiece. These memoirs are a testimony of half a century of political insecurities and the tale of a rich and interesting life.
Chateaubriand has been buried – according to his wishes – on Grand-Bé, a small island of the coast of Saint-Malo. The island can only be reached when the tide is out.