Feydeau, Georges

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

Georges Feydeau was the son of the author and businessman Ernest Feydeau. His mother Léocadie Bogaslawa Zelewska conducted 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 fiftene years. They were separated and finally 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 and he died in 1921 in Malmaison.

During his life many critics thought lightly of his plays, but after his death they were taken more seriously.

Family
• Father: Feydeau, Ernest-Aimé

Images

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

 

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


Feyen-Perrin, Augustin

Published: 29 Sep 2019
Last update: 25 Apr 2020