French Symbolist poet whose well-known functions include Romances sans paroles and Poemes saturniens. He was mixed up in Parisian literary salon picture and was a modern of Anatole France, Charles Cros, and various other prominent nineteenth-century intellectuals. He released his initial poem in 1863 in the literary journal La Revue du Progres. He spent his last years in destitution, experiencing alcoholism and medication addiction. He discontinued his wife, Mathilde, to go after an affair with Arthur Rimbaud. Composer Claude Debussy established a lot of Verlaine’s poems, like the well-known “Clair de lune,” to music.