Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Charrières in:
 • Cimetière de Lanas
 • Lanas
 • Departement de l'Ardèche
 • Rhône-Alpes
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Henri Charrière
Birth: Nov. 16, 1906
Departement de l'Ardèche
Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Jul. 29, 1973
Madrid, Spain

Writer and Folk Figure. He was born in Ardèche (France) and died in Madrid (Spain). He is best known as the author of Papillon, that details his numerous escapes from his imprisonment in 1932 to his escape to Venezuela. His nickname is Papillon (Butterfly in french language), from a butterfly tattoo in his chest). He was finally freed in 1945. His life is powerfully reflected in the Franklin J. Schaffner's film Papillon (1973), played by Steve McQueen. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
Cimetière de Lanas
Departement de l'Ardèche
Rhône-Alpes, France
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Mar 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13707225
Henri Charrière
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Henri Charrière
Added by: alessandro vinti
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

When I saw the film based your life somehow the image of Anthony Quinn came to mind, when he portrayed the biblical thief Barabas. After suffering greatly, we find him at last chained to another prisoner, working in the sulphur mines, until his partner d...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
Happy Bithday Pappy---rest in peace
- Tony
 Added: Nov. 30, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 16, 2014
There are 74 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 36 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service