French poet and songwriter, known primarily for his satirical works. He was born in 1780 into a bourgeois family. For the first ten years, he was brought up by his grandfather Pierre Champy. As a child, he caught the revolutionary events, in particular, he witnessed the storming of the Bastille. He studied at school in Perron. He began his literary career in 1976. Béranger's first volume of poetry "Chansons morales et Autres" was published in 1815. In the days of the July Revolution in 1830, the poet was very active. He was at the headquarters of the uprising and took part in deciding on the future form of government. In 1833, after the publication of his new collection, de Béranger wanted to withdraw completely from literary life and left Paris. During the final period of his career, he published practically nothing. Only in 1847 did he publish a small collection of ten songs. He died on July 16, 1857. Pierre-Jean de Béranger had a considerable influence on the work of the Spanish poet Aguilera.