The Nobel Prize in Literature 1960
(pen-name of Alexis Léger)
Born: 31 May 1887, Saint-Léger-les-Feuilles, Guadeloupe Island
Died: 20 September 1975, Presqu'île-de-Giens, France
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize motivation: "for the soaring flight and the evocative imagery of his poetry which in a visionary fashion reflects the conditions of our time"