39th year  -  N° 203                 Sunday, 21 July 2024         Antwerpen		
I Wish I Could Die
A la Ville de Courtrai

Rue des Brasseurs 1, Brussel, Brabant, Belgium.

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  1. Thursday 10th of July 1873 (x) Poet Arthur Rimbaud is shot by Paul Verlaine aka
    At 9am Verlaine went to No. 11 of the Galerie de la Reine to obtain a weapon and ammunition from the gunsmith Montigny. In an English tavern located at No. 7 rue des Chartreux, he conscientiously closed a few glasses of absinthe, before finding Rimbaud at the hotel on rue des Brasseurs, where he exhibited his loaded weapon. Around noon, the two friends went to empty a few chopines at the Maison des Brasseurs located in Grand-Place and then returned to their homes. Rimbaud his decision to leave Verlaine was inevitable. Exasperated by such determination Verlaine locked the door of the room and shot at close range at Rimbaud, whom he injured his left wrist.