Giraudoux, Jean

PLAYWRIGHT, NOVELIST, DIPLOMAT (FRANCE)
BORN 29 Oct 1882, Bellac, Haute-Vienne - DIED 31 Jan 1944, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Passy Cimetière (division 9)

Educated at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, the University of Munich and at Harvard. In 1929 he became Director of Information of France. He held the same post in the governments of Henri and Pétain. After the First World War he became known for his novels and in later years his plays attracted attention. Many of these were modern treatments of ancient Greek pieces. His last play was "La folle de Chaillot", which he completed in 1943. In 1968 his novel "La Menteuse" was discovered and it was published posthumously. Novels: "Les Provinciales" (1909); "Suzanne and the Pacific" (1921). Plays: "La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu" (1935); "The Madwoman of Chaillot" (1945).

Related persons
• was a friend of Hasenclever, Walter

Sources
• Adler, Josef, Handbuch der Grabstätten, 2. Band, Die Grabstätte der Europäer, Deutsches Kunstverlag, München, 1986

Images

The grave of Jean Giraudoux at Passy Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (21 May 1999)

 


Gisborne, Maria

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 8 Feb 2009