|SOCIETY HOSTESS, WRITER (FRANCE)|
BORN 31 Aug 1869, Cherbourg, Manche - DIED 26 Jun 1948, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Fauquembergue, Aurélie Octavie Gabrielle Antoinette de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 05, ligne 01, numéro 25, avenue de Montebello (Faby mausoleum))
Aurélie de Faucamberge was the daughter of the military officer Raymond Defaucamberge (1835-1890). She studied in Paris before she married the landscape painter Cyrille Besset (1861-1902). In 1906 the writer and journalist Alfred Mortier bewcame her husband. In 1915 she started a literary salon at 20 rue du Printemps in Paris and she continued it until her death. Among her visiters were Jan Cocteau, Max Jacob, Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Anna de Noailles, Sibilla Aleramo and Guillaume Apollinaire.
She wrote essays and novels and in 1933 she founded the Literary and Artistic circle of Grasse and she became its first president for a year. In 1936 she received the Légion d'honneur.
Husband: Mortier, Alfred (1906-1937)
was visited by Apollinaire, Guillaume
was visited by Bibesco, Anna, Comtesse de Noailles
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