Bibesco, Anna, Comtesse de Noailles

BORN 15 Nov 1876, Paris: 22 boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg - DIED 30 Mar 1933, Paris
BIRTH NAME Brancovan, Anne Elisabeth de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 28)

Anna de Noailles was the daughter of Grégoire Brancovan, a member of the old Romanion Bibesco-Brancovan family. She married Comte Mathieu de Noeilles (1873-1942) in 1897.

She wrote three romantic novels. poetry and an autobiography. In Paris she was known for the monologues that she delivered at her literary salon at the Avenue Hoche. Her salon was visited by Paul Claudel, Colette, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Alphonse Daudet, Max Jacob and many others. She often received visitors whilst lying in bed.

Her portrait was painted by several painters, among them Kees van Dongen. She was the first woman to receive the légion d'honneur. The Académie Française named a prize after her.

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The mausoleum of Anna de Bibesco, Comtesse de Noailles at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


Plaque for Anna de Noailles at the house at 22 boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg in Paris where she was born.
Picture by Androom (04 Nov 2022)


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• Phelps, Robert, Belles Saisons, A Colette Scrapbook, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1975
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Anna de Noailles - Wikipedia

Biebl von Klippstein-Sporrer, Elisabeth

Published: 12 Feb 2008
Last update: 13 Nov 2022