Goncourt, Jules Alfred de

AUTHOR (FRANCE)
BORN 17 Dec 1830, Paris - DIED 20 Jun 1870, Paris
CAUSE OF DEATH stroke caused by syphilis
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 13)

Jules de Goncourt was the son of Marc-Pierre Huot de Goncourt, an officer in the Napoleontic army. He collaborated with his brother Edmond on novels, art criticism and a journal. He contracted syphilis in 1850 in Le Havre and towards the end of his life this illness drove him insane. He died in 1870, aged 39. The Prix Goncourt was created in his honour.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Goncourt, Edmond de

Images

The grave of Edmond and Jules de Goncourt at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Jules de Goncourt — Wikipédia


Gondi, Harry

Published: 12 Oct 2019
Last update: 19 Apr 2022