Barbusse, Henri

WRITER (FRANCE)
BORN 17 Mar 1873, Asnières-sur-Seine - DIED 30 Aug 1935, Moscow
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 97, 1ere ligne)

Pacifist and communist. Barbusse grew up in a small town and went to Paris when he was 16. In 1914 he took service in the French army and saw action against the Germans. Hs novel "Le Feu" ("Under Fire") was based on his experiences during the war earned him the Prix Goncourt and made him famous. In 1917 he was wounded and he left the army.

In 1918 he left France and moved to Moscow, where he joined the Bolhevik Party and married a Russian. He also joined the French Communist Party. He was a follower of Stalin and wrote a biography on Stalin. It was published in 1936, but he had died in Moscow in 1935. He was buried in Père Lachaise in Paris.

Sources
• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986
• Beyern, Bertrand, Guide des Cimetières en France, Le Cherche Midi Éditeur, Paris, 1994
Henri Barbusse - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Henri Barbusse at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


Bardac, Emma

Published: 11 Nov 2007
Last update: 21 May 2010