BORN 9 Jun 1865, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 24 Oct 1937, Paris|
BIRTH NAME Mortjé, Alfred Henry
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 05, ligne 01, numéro 25, avenue de Montebello (Faby mausoleum))
Alfred Mortjé was the son of a Dutch father and a French mother. His parents settled in Nice in 1874, where he studied at the Lycée Masséna. Subsequently he studied law in Paris. In 1900 he obtained the French nationality and formaly changed his name from Mortjé to Mortier. In 1906 he married Aurel Faucambergue, the widow of the painter Cyrille Besset who was known for her literary salon.
Mortier worked as a journalist, a playwright, a poet and a theatre critic. In 1894 his first volume of poetry "La Vaine aventure" was published. His first play was La "Fille d'Artaban" (1896) and his play "Galatée" was staged posthumously in 1939 at the Théâtre Pigalle in Paris. He was the founder of Le Petit Monégasque and he was its director for several years. In 1930 he received the Légion d'honneur. After his death in 1937 his widow managed to have a street named after him in Nice.
Wife: Aurel (1906-1937)
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