Dugazon, Rose

BORN 18 Jun 1755, Berlin - DIED 22 Sep 1821, Paris
BIRTH NAME Lefèbvre, Louise-Rosalie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 11, ligne 05, X, 20)

Daughter of the dancer and ballet master François-Jacques Lefèbvre. She came to Paris when she was eight years old and in 1769 she married the actor Jean-Henri Fourgaud, who was known as Dugazon.

In 1769 she debuted as a soprano in Dalayrac's opera "Lucile" and she became a star at the Comédie Italienne. Although she soon divorced Dugazon, they continued to perform together for twenty years at the Comédie Italienne. She was especially praised for her performance as Nina in Dalayrac's "Nina, ou la folle par amour" (1786).

She was very fond of the royal family and after the French revolution she refused to play in anti monarchist productions. The composer Gustave Dugazon is her son.

• Husband: Dugazon (1776-1809)

Related persons
• has a connection with George, Marguerite Joséphine
• was admired by Grétry, André Ernest Modeste


The grave of Dugazon (Jean-Henri Gourgaud) and Rose Dugazon (Louise Lefèbvre) at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


• Baedeker, Karl, Paris et ses Environs, Karl Baedeker Éditeur, Leipzig, 1931
Louise-Rosalie Lefebvre - Wikipedia

Duhan, Hans

Published: 18 Dec 2016
Last update: 05 Apr 2022