René Char( 14 June 1907 - 19 February 1988 )
René Char was a 20th-century French poet and member of the French Resistance.
Char was born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the Vaucluse department of France, the youngest of four children of Emile Char and Marie-Thérèse Rouget, where his father was mayor and managing director of the Vaucluse plasterworks. He spent his childhood in Névons, the substantial family home completed at his birth, then studied as a boarder at the school of Avignon and subsequently, in 1925, a student at L'École de Commerce de Marseille, where he read Plutarch, >François Villon, Racine, the German Romantics, Alfred de Vigny, >Gérard de Nerval and Charles Baudelaire. He was tall and was an active rugby player. After briefly working at Cavaillon, in 1927 he performed his military service in the artillery in >Nîmes.