Viardot, Louis

BORN 31 Jul 1800, Dijon, Côte-d'Or - DIED 5 May 1883, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 28)

Louis Viardot started as a journalist and he worked with Pierre Leroux and George Sand. In 1838 he surprisingly became the director of the Théâtre des Italiens, but he gave up his post when he married Pauline Garcia in 1840, the already famous singer.

He accompanied Pauline on her concert tours but he also continued his intellectual pursuits. In 1840 he published "The Traditional Rise of Modern Painting in Italy" and his "The Museums of France" was published in 1855. He was very fond of hunting and befriended Ivan Turgenjev, who loved his wife dearly.

• Daughter: Viardot, Marianne
• Daughter: Viardot, Claudie
• Wife: Viardot-Garcia, Pauline (1840-1883)

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The grave of Pauline Viardot-Garcia and Louis Viardot at Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)


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Viardot, Marianne

Published: 17 Apr 2016
Last update: 01 Jun 2020