BORN 5 May 1815, Paris: 67 rue de la Verrerie - DIED 23 Jan 1888, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 17, ligne 01, numéro 06)
Eugène Labiche was the son of the wholesale grocer Kacques-Philippe Labiche (1786-1864) who later owned a glucose production plant in Rueil-Malmaison. Eugène studied at Bourbon College and graduated in 1833. In 1834 he travelled to Italy. After his return he attended law school. After he met Auguste Lefranc and Marc-Michel they started writing plays together under the name of Paul Dandré. In 1839 he published his only novel, "La Clé des champs".
He concentrated on writing for the theatre and his comic plays were performed at several theatres in Paris. In 1851 he wrote "Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie" together with Marc-Michel (1812-1868) and it was a major success. He continued to write comedies and vaudevilles that pleased the public. In 1877 he retired to his property in Sologne. On 28 Feb 1880 he was elected into the Académie-Française.
cooperated with Deslandes, Raymond