22 July 2017

Cimetière Saint-Pierre, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône (13) #2: Edmond Rostand



'JOSEPH-ALEXIS
EDMOND ROSTAND
COMMANDEUR
DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR
MEMBRE DE L'ACADÉMIE
FRANÇAISE
NÉ À MARSEILLE
LE 1ER AVRIL 1868
DÉDÉDÉ À PARIS
LE 2 DÉCEMBRE 1918'
 
No specific mention of Rostand being a writer, and in particular of the hugely successful play Cyrano de Bergerac (1897). His son, the writer and biologist Jean Rostand (1894–1977), was the product of Edmond's marriage to the poet Rosemonde Gérard (1866–1953).

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