Cléry, Jean-Baptiste

BORN 11 May 1759, Vaucresson, Hauts-de-Seine - DIED 27 May 1809, Wien: Hietzing
BIRTH NAME Hanet, Jean-Baptiste Cant
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 03, Nummer 6)

Jean-Baptiste Cléry married the harpist Marie Elisabeth Dalvaz Duverger (1762-1811) on 30 Sep 1782 at Versailles. He worked for king Louis XVI of France and stood by him until Louis was executed. He was imprisoned himself, but released afther the terror ended.

He refused a position under Napoleon and mostly lived in Vienna afterwards. He wrote a book about the last days of Louis XVI and he was portrayed by the engraver Philip Audinet. At the time of his death he was a well respected person and the French ambassy in Vienna paid for his grave at the Hietzing cemetery.

Related persons
• worked for Louis XVI Auguste, King of France


The grave of Jean-Baptiste Cléry at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)


Clésinger, Auguste

Published: 11 Jun 2011
Last update: 25 Jan 2022