Feydeau, Georges

BORN 8 Dec 1862, Paris - DIED 5 Jun 1921, Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 30)

Georges Feydeau was the son of the author and businessman Ernest Feydeau. His mother Léocadie Bogaslawa Zelewska conducted love affairs with the duc the Morny and Emperor Napoleon III and probably one of them was his real father.

On 14 October 1889 he married Marie-Anne Carolus-Duran (1869-1936), the daughter of the famous painter Carolus-Duran. In the same year his first success as a playwright was "Tailleur pour dames". His marriage laster fifteen years. He left her in 1909 and they divorced in 1916.

In 1892 his "Champignol malgré lui" was a success and after that his plays were performed both in France and abroad. He wrote 60 plays, among them "Une puce à l'oreille" (1907) and "Hortense a dit: "Je m'en fous!"" (1916). The syphilis he contracted in 1918 drove him into madness. His sons arranged a place for hoim at a sanatorium at Rueil. There he thought he was Napoleon III and he wanted to appoint ministers. He died there in 1921. During his life many critics thought lightly of his plays, but after his death they were taken more seriously.

• Father: Feydeau, Ernest-Aimé
• Wife: Carolus-Duran, Marie Anne (1889-1916) (divorce or separation)


The grave of Ernest Feydeau and Georges Feydeau at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


• Le Clère, Marcel, Cimetières & Sepultures de Paris, Hachette, Paris, 1978
Georges Feydeau - Wikipedia

Feyen-Perrin, Augustin

Published: 29 Sep 2019
Last update: 23 Jun 2024