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 Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt

Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt

Birth
Nancy, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death 16 Jul 1896 (aged 74)
Champrosay, Departement de l'Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 13.
Memorial ID 4288 · View Source
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French Author, Publisher, and Literary Critic. Born in Nancy, France he published books with his younger brother Jules de Goncourt, including "Soeur Philomène" (1861), "Renée Mauperin" (1864), "Germinie Lacerteux" (1865), "Manette Salomon" (1867), and "Madame Gervaisais" (1869). He founded the Academie Goncourt in honor of his brother Jules which, since 1903, annually awards the Prix Goncourt in his honor, the most prestigious prize in French language literature, given to "the best imaginary prose work of the year." He died in Paris, France at the age of 74 and bequeathed his entire estate for the foundation and maintenance of the Academie Goncourt.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Added: 5 Jan 1999
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt (26 May 1822–16 Jul 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4288, citing Cimetiere de Montmartre, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .