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Encyclopedia > Charles Péguy

Charles Péguy (January 7, 1873-September 4, 1914) was a noted French poet and essayist. He was a devout Catholic but not a practising Catholic. (1) His two main inspirations were socialism and christianity. January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Poets are authors of poems. ... An essayist is an author who writes compositions which can be about any particular subject. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ...

Charles Péguy was born in Orléans. He attended the École Normale Supérieure, from which he graduated in 1894. This article is about Orléans, France; for other meanings see Orleans (disambiguation). ... The quadrangle at the main ENS building on rue dUlm is known as the Cour aux Ernests – the Ernests being the goldfish in the pond. ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Early in his life, he came under the influence of Henri Bergson. Henri Bergson Henri-Louis Bergson (October 18, 1859 - January 4, 1941) was a French philosopher, influential in France, but out of the main currents of his time. ...

He died in Villeroy-sur-Marne.


Writings of Peguy

  • Jeanne d' Arc (1897)
  • Notre Patrie (1905)
  • Situations (1907–1908)
  • Notre Jeunesse (1909) - Defense of Alfred Dreyfus.
  • Clio, dialogue de l'histoire et de l'âme païenne (1909–1912)
  • Le Mystère de la charité de Jeanne d'Arc (1910)
  • Victor-Marie, comte Hugo (1911)
  • L'Argent (1912)
  • Le Porche de la deuxième vertu (1912)
  • Le Mystère des saints Innocents (1912)
  • La Tapisserie de sainte Geneviève et de Jeanne d'Arc (1913)
  • La Tapisserie de Notre-Dame (1913)
  • Ève (1913)
  • Note sur M. Bergson (1914)
  • Cahiers

Alfred Dreyfus in an army uniform, wearing a mustache. ...


  • (1) "In France the classic type of the fervent but non-practising Catholic was probably best represented by Charles Peguy". Liberty or Equality, Eric von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Christendom Press, Front Royal, Virginia, l993. pg 194.

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  • Fascism - Mussolini referred to Peguy as a "source".

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  • Peguy, Romain Rolland, Paris: A. Michel, 1944.
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