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Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1919
Birth Place: 
Yonkers, N.Y.
Poet and owner of City Lights bookstore in San Francisco,North Beach district. In December, 2006 the French government gave Lawrence Ferlinghetti the title of Commandeur des Arts et Lettres for his poetry and for publishing Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg. The honor was awarded in a private ceremony in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA per the 12/21/06 issue of the San Francisco Daily. (hgs 2/12/07).