Bonnemains, Marguerite, Vicomtesse de

BORN 19 Dec 1855 - DIED 16 Jul 1891
REAL NAME Crouzet, Marguerite
GRAVE LOCATION Brussel: Ixelles Cimetière (Avenue 3)

Marguerite Bonnemains was born Marquerite Crouzet. She was a handsome and wealthy daughter of the bourgeoisie and she married the son of General the Vicomte de Bonnemains. The marriage failed and they were divorced. She became the lover of the French general and minister Boulanger and died in his arms in July 1891. At his request 'A bientôt' ('See you soon') was engraved on her tomb. Two months later he shot himself in front of her grave and 'Ai-je bien pu vivre deux mois et demi sans toi?' ('Did I really live two and a half months without you?') was added to the epitaph.

Related persons
• was the lover of Boulanger, George Ernest Jean Marie


General Boulanger committed suicide at the grave of his beloved Marguerite Bonnemains at the cemetery of Ixelles, Brussels. He was buried beside her.
Picture by Androom (15 Aug 1994)


The tombstone of General Boulanger and his beloved Marguerite Bonnemains at Ixelles Cimetière, Brussels.
Picture by Androom (15 Aug 1994)


• Ros, Martin, Bloednacht Mayerling, Hadewijch, Antwerpen, 1989

Bonnet, Amédée

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 25 Dec 2009