Alfred de Vigny
Alfred de Vigny was a French Romantic poet. Born to a noble family in 1797 in the Touraine region (near Paris), he published his first poem, “Le Bal” (The Ball), in 1820 in Le Conservateur Littéraire, a literary journal edited by Victor Hugo. His poems , many of which were characterized by pessimism and disenchantment, made de Vigny famous among the literary circles of Paris. “La Mort du Loup” first appeared in La Revue des Deux Mondes in 1843.