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Leconte de Lisle, French poet and man of letters, was born in 1818 in the Isle of Reunion. After travelling he adopted a literary life at Paris, and gave all his syinpathies to Greek and Eastern ideals. He succeeded Victor Hugo in 1886 at the Academy. Besides his Poesies Completes (1858), Po'emes Barbares (1862), Poemes Tragiques (1884), he translated the Orphic hymns, Hesiod, Homer, Theocritus, Anacreon, AEschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Horace.