Beauvoir, Roger de

NOVELIST (FRANCE)
BORN 28 Nov 1809, Paris - DIED 27 Apr 1866, Paris
REAL NAME Bully, Eugène-Augustin-Nicolas-Roger de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 32, 1ere ligne, S, 36)

Roger de Beauvoir's was the son and nephew of public officials who didn't like his literary asperations and because of this he didn't use his real name. He was financially independent and this enabled him to lead a life of luxery in Paris.

He was a devoted romantic and wrote a number of novels, among them "L'Ecolier de Cluny ou le Sophisme" (1832), "Le Chevalier de Saint Georges" (1840) and "L'hôtel Pimodan" (1846-1847). His books made him well known at the time but his literary reputation didn't last.

In 1844 he married the actress Eléonore Léocadie Doze, but after a long and bitter trial they divorced in 1849. His former mother-in-law was jailed for three months after she published a satirical poem about the divorce.

Towards the end of his life he suffered from bad health. He died in 1866 in Paris and was buried at Père Lachaise.

Related persons
• knew Baudelaire, Charles
• was a friend of Montez, Lola

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002

Images

The grave of Roger de Beauvoir and his daughter Eugénie at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)

 


Bebel, August

Published: 21 Jun 2015
Last update: 21 Jun 2015