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Article Name[edit]

What is this fellow's name? A search on Google turns up this spelling repeatedly:

Sully-Prudhomme, René François Armand

Which suggests to me that his mother's name was Sully and father's name was Prudhomme. His given names are then René François Armand. Is that right? If so, then the article should not hyphenate his given names, but should hyphenate his sirname of Sully-Prudhomme.

The only reason I didn't change it is the Google search is the extent of my knowledge on the subject. Ke4roh 03:01, 15 Dec 2003 (UTC)

No. His name was simply "Sully-Prud'homme". It's just a composed name, which has nothing to do with the mother. This is quite a common practice in "upper class" European families (or formerly upper class families : names pass on to the children untouched, while money tends to dwindle with time!) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:49, 27 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Available works[edit]

Ive tried lately to find some works (either books or online) from him in any other language then french but failed in my searching. Has anybody have any idea if this is possible?

Regards --Wikipedino 15:01, 4 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

To both the above[edit]

The second external link includes:

"Today Sully-Prudhomme is also relatively little read either in France or abroad."

"At the age of two Sully-Prudhomme lost his father, and he grew up in his uncle's house, where mother moved. His father was called 'Sully' and the poet joined it with his surname Prudhomme."

-- Beardo 10:46, 28 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Day of death[edit]

6th september: [1]; 7th september: [2], [3]. Which day is it? -- CecilK (talk) 07:07, 16 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

The New York Times claimed 7 September. pdf However, most (but not all) French sources said 6 September, including Mercure de France (v. 69, p. 382) and Bulletin du bibliophile et du bibliothécaire (1907, p. 425). Some say 5th or 10th! The most detailed statement I can find online is in Les Questions Actuelles, v. 94, p. 7: Le vendredi 6 septembre, il mourait presque subitement, vers 4 heures de l'après-midi ("On Friday 6 September, he died rather suddenly, around four o' clock in the afternoon.") Xanthoxyl (talk) 23:49, 29 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

possible unreliable source used on this page[edit]

René Sully-Prudhomme at www.kirjasto.sci.fi

The above website appears to not meet the requirements of being a reliable source since it is self published. There is a discussion [here]. There is also a discussion at the [plagiarism talk page] about how to handle this issue.-Crunchy Numbers (talk) 03:37, 21 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]


'He published more poetry before the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. This war, which he discussed in Impressions de la guerre (1872) and La France (1874), permanently damaged his health.'

How did it damage his health? Was he in combat? Or was he injured during the Commune? Valetude (talk) 18:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Leo Tolstoy[edit]

Sully Prudhomme won Noble Prize in 1901 instead of the great Leo Tolstoy. There is no comparison between him and the great Leo Tolstoy. Leo Tolstoy should have won that prize. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:00, 21 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]