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Victor Séjour
Birth: Jun. 2, 1817
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1874
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Dramatist, poet, novelist. Born Juan Victor Séjour Marcou et Ferrand. Recipient of the French Legion of Honor. Considered the most distinguished African American writer of nineteenth-century Louisiana. Mostly unknown to later American writers. He was a free man of color from Louisiana who moved to Paris in 1836. He is credited with being the first African American to publish a work of fiction ("Le Mulâtre," 1837). He was a playwright, and enjoyed considerable success prior to suffering a reversal of fortune. Twenty of his plays were published in Paris, and still more were produced on the stage in Paris and New Orleans. He died a pauper, succumbing to tuberculosis. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
Burial:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Section 15
 
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Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
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Victor Séjour
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Rest in Peace, Victor. See you in Heaven.
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