Ducrest, Georgette

AUTHOR (FRANCE)
BORN 27 Nov 1789, London - DIED 24 Dec 1882, Bordeaux, Gironde
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac (Le tombeau des artistes lyriques)

Daughter of Charles Louis du Crest, Marquis de Saint-Aubin (1747-1824). Madame de Genlis (1746-1830) was her aunt.

She lived for a while in the neighbourhood of Joséphine de Beauharnais and she published her memories in 1828 in "Mémoires sur l'impératrice Joséphine".

She was a good musician and in 1811 she married the harpist Nicolas Charles Bochsa (1789-1856). They had two children, but they separated not long afterwards. After a corruption scandal in 1817 he fled to London and he left her with debts.

Related persons
• wrote about Beauharnais, Joséphine de
• knew Beauharnais, Joséphine de

Sources
BORDEAUX (33) : cimetière de la Chartreuse - Cimetières de France et d'ailleurs

Images

The Tombeaux des artistes lyriques at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)

 

The Tombeaux des artistes lyriques at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)

 


Ducrow, Andrew

Published: 11 Nov 2017
Last update: 11 Nov 2017