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Henri Charrière
Birth: Nov. 16, 1906
Saint-Etienne-de-Lugdares
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) 
 
Burial:
Cimetière de Lanas
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
 
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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
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