9 April: birth, in Paris, of Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, son|
of Joseph-François Baudelaire (age 63, painter and
administrative officer in the Senate) and Caroline
Archenbaut-Dufaÿs (age 28).
|1827||Death of Baudelaire's father.|
|1828||Baudelaire's mother marries Major Jacques Aupick.|
|1832|| Aupick is stationed in Lyons, where Baudelaire attends|
|1836|| Aupick is transferred to Paris, where Baudelaire attends|
|1839|| Baudelaire is expelled from school for refusing to|
surrender a note passed to him but is allowed to take his
Baccalauréat exam (which he passes).
Bohemian existence in Paris with a circle of young|
Sent by his parents on a voyage to India designed to|
remove him from his bohemian milieu, Baudelaire
disembarks in Mauritius and Réunion and, refusing to go
further, returns to Paris.
On turning 21, Baudelaire inherits 100,000 francs from|
his father, which would have given him a modest but
adequate income, similar to Gustave Flaubert's. Becomes
involved with Jeanne Duval, a mulatto actress with whom
he lives off and on for most of his life.
Collaborates on various literary projects with his friends,|
writes poetry, including some of the poems of The Flowers
of Evil, and contracts substantial debts.
Because Baudelaire has been spending his capital and|
acquiring debts quickly, his family undertakes a judicial
procedure to have his money removed from his control
and placed in trust for him, under a 'conseil judiciaire'
or trustee ( Narcisse Ancelle, the family lawyer). This