BORN 24 Nov 1832, Paris, 2e ancien - DIED 15 Jul 1902, Paris: avenue de Villiers 85|
BIRTH NAME Haas, Charles Nathan
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 28, ligne 11/37, numéro 3/29, chapelle Perret-Haas)
Charles Haas was the son Antoine Haas, who came from Frankfurt am Main and settled in Paris in 1816 and worked for the Rothschild Brothers. His mother Sophie Lan was the daughter of a merchant. Haas was financially well off and visited many literary salons. He regularly visited the Compiègne festivals and in 1868 he became the Inspector General of Historic Monuments as the successor of Prosper Mérimée.
He was the lover of Sarah Bernhardt, who really felt for him. After their affair ended they remained friends until his death. From his affair with the Marquise d'Audiffret he had a daughter in 1881, Luisita. He died in 1902 of a stroke and he was was buried at Père Lachaise in Paris. Marcel Proust hardly knew him, but still based his character Charles Swann on him in his "À la recherche du temps perdu".
was the lover of Bernhardt, Sarah
knew Degas, Edgar
was a friend of Montesquiou-Fezensac, Robert, Comte de
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