1810 b. Feb. 8th. as Alphonse Louis Constant. French occult author and purported magician. One of the Inspirations for the Surrealists His companion Flora Tristan -> (1803 - 1844) was a pioneer socialist feminist and Grandmother of Gaugin ->. 1875 d. May 31st. the same day that Aleister Crowley -> was born. See wiki -> and web ->.