July 25, 1848|
May 23, 1935 (aged 86)|
New York City 
|Children||Drake, Rodman, Ormonde, Helena, Janet|
After graduation, DeKay spent time in Europe, including Paris and Venice. He stayed for a time with his sister, Mrs. Arthur Bronson, where he met Robert Browning, Henry James, John Jacob Whistler, and other expatriates.
He wrote for various newspapers and magazines, and authored books of poetry, novels, translations and biographies. He was an art and literary editor and editorial writer for the New York Times for 18 years, from 1876 to 1894. He then served as Consul General in Berlin. Afterward he contributed to the New York Times Book Review until 1923. 
DeKay founded the Author’s club in 1882, the National Sculpture Society in 1892, and the National Arts Club, where he served as managing director for several years, in 1899. He was also a member of the Century Club, the New York Historical Society, and the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
His best-known story is "Manmatha."
He was inducted into the United States Fencing Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Hesperus, and other poems. New York: Scribner, 1880
- The Vision of Nimrod. New York: D. Appleton, 1881.
- The Vision of Esther. New York: Appleton, 1882.
- The Bohemian: A tragedy of modern life. New York: Scribner, 1878.
- Barye: Life and works of Antoine Louis Barye sculptor. New York: Monument Associatio of New York, 1889; New York: AMS Press, 1974.
- Bird Gods (illustrated by George Wharton Edwards). London: Henry R. Allanson, 1898; New York: A.S. Barnes, 1898.
- A Brief Word on Medals. New York: De Vinne Press, 1910.
- The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1914; Poughkeepsie, NY: Apollo, 1987
- also published as Tiffany. New York: Parkstone Press, 2011.
- The Altoviti Aphrodite. Baltimore, MD: privately published, 1921.
- Ludwig von Emden, The Family Life of Heinrich Heine. New York: Cassell, 1892.
- Léon Daudet, Alphonse Daudet / Ernest Daudet, The Daudet Family ("Mon frère et moi"). London: 1899; Boston: Little, Brown, 1901.
- Romain Rolland, Pierre and Luce. New York: Holt, 1922.
- Alphonse Daudet, A Passion for the South.
- Louis Barnaval, Love Poems. New York: D. Appleton, 1885.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Joseph deKay, "DeKay, Charles," U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame. Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Charles Augustus DeKay, Find a Grave. Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- ↑ |title=Biography of John Hall Wheelock (1886-1978), Wheelock Genealogy, March 22, 1978. Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- ↑ De Kay, James Ellsworth, Appletons Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1900, 125. Wikisource, Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- ↑ 2008 Hall of Fame, , U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame. Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- ↑ Search results = au:Charles DeKay, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Feb. 14, 2019.
- Audio / video
- Charles DeKay at LibriVox
- Works by Charles DeKay at Project Gutenberg
- De Kay, Charles (1848-1935) at Internet Archive
- Charles DeKay at Amazon.com
- DeKay, Charles at U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame
- review of Bird Gods
- Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: an artist's country estate, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on DeKay
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