Courthion, Louis

BORN 2 Feb 1858, Le Châble, Valais - DIED 16 Nov 1922, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève, Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (H-807)

Louis Courthion was the son of the merchant Étienne Joseph Courthion. He left for France when he was seventeen. He was autodidact and non-clerical and worked for several newspapers. Apart from France he worked in Belgium and Geneva. He was an important historian for his native region Valais and in 1903 he published "Les Peuples de Valais"

In 1898 he married Lisa Louise Joséphine Bocquet. Their son Pierre was a painter, a poet and a critic. He worked in Paris for many years and made a series of interviews with Henri Matisse. He died in 1922 and was buried at Châtelaine. In 1966 his remains were transferred to the Cimetière de Plainpalais.


The grave of Louis Courthion at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)


• Rossel, Patrice, Une visite du cimetière de Plainpalais, Les Iles Futures, 1994

Courvoisier, Walter

Published: 06 Jul 2008
Last update: 16 May 2020