1740 - 1814 
    The Marquis de Sade was one of the great Inspirations for the Surrealists.
    The surrealist art patrom Marie-Laure De Noailles was a direct descendent.

 1909 Guillaume Apollinaire discovers and publishes rare manuscripts of his found in 
    the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

 1926 Paul Eluard wrote of de Sade as a "fantastique" and "revolutionary."
    Maurice Heine rediscovered and edited his works.

 1937 Toyen illustrates Justine.

 1952 - 1957 Vie du marquis de Sade published by Gilbert Lely.

 1959 Perhaps the most extreme follower was Jean Benoit who  branded himself on the chest.
    Luis Bunuel was his most faithful modern editor and commentator on his works.

    See web -> and  wiki -> and The Belgian Surrealists and Sade ->. 
    See  Electronic library ->
    See Marquis de Sade in popular culture ->

    See Timeline