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Author, Soldier in the First World War

FrenchBorn Henri Alban FOURNIER

French author and soldier

Born on October 03, 1886 in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, France , France

Died on September 22, 1914 in Vaux-lès-Palameix, France

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Alain-Fournier was born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, in the Cher département, in central France, the son of a school teacher. He studied at the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris, where he prepared for the entrance examination to the École Normale Supérieure, but without success. He then studied at the merchant marine school in Brest. At the Lycée Lakanal he met Jacques Rivière, and the two became close friends. In 1909, Rivière married Alain-Fournier's younger sister Isabelle.

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