(born April 20, 1868, Martigues, France—died Nov. 16, 1952, Tours) French writer and political theorist. In 1891 he cofounded a group of poets opposed to the Symbolist movement and later known as the école romane. An ardent monarchist, he cofounded L’Action Française (1899), a review whose “integral nationalism” promoted the idea of the supremacy of the state; it became the party organ of the reactionary Action Française. He also wrote philosophical short stories and poetry. During World War II he was a strong supporter of the government of Philippe Pétain, for which he was imprisoned (1945–52).
Birth Place: Martigues, France
Death Place: Tours, France
Name: Maurras, Charles or Charles Maurras
Activity: French writer and political theorist
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French, b: 1868, Martigues, France, d: 1952, Saint-Symphorien. Cat: Political theorist; poet. Ints: Politics. Infls: De Maistre, Comte...
In 1899 he helped found Action Française , a political group dedicated to extreme monarchist, antisemitic, and Roman...