La Ville de Mirmont, Jean de

POET, MAN OF LETTERS (FRANCE)
BORN 2 Dec 1886, Bordeaux - DIED 28 Nov 1914, Chemin des Dames
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière Protestant de la rue Judaïque, rue Judaïque (caveau familial H.42)

Jean de La Ville de Mirmont was the son of Henri de la Ville de Mirmont (1858-1923), a professor of literature who had translated Cicero. His mother Sophie de Malan (b.1860) was the author of "Contes de Noël" (1906). When he was 22 years old he moved to Paris, where he renewed his friendship with the novelist François Mauriac.

He held a post as a civil servant at the prefectory of the Seine and it inspired his novel "Les Dimanches de Jean Dézert" that was published in 1914. Also in 1914 he was called to the First War as a sergaent. He died on the Chemin de Dames by a shell explosion on 28 Nov 1914.

In 1920 a volume of poetry, "L'Horizon chimérique", was published posthumously. His body was exhumed in 1920 and moved to Bordeaux, where it was buried in the family tomb atthe Protestant Cemetery at the rue Judaïque.

Sources
Jean de La Ville de Mirmont — Wikipédia

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The grave of Jean La Ville de Mirmont at the Cimetière Protestant de la rue Judaïque, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)

 

The grave of Jean La Ville de Mirmont at the Cimetière Protestant de la rue Judaïque, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)

 


Laborde, Rosine

Published: 12 Nov 2017
Last update: 12 Nov 2017