Miguel Almereyda

Original Name Eugene Bonaventure De Vigo
Birth
Beziers, Departement de l'Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Death 13 Aug 1917 (aged 34)
Fresnes, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 29
Memorial ID 8649050 · View Source
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Journalist, Social Radical. He was the founder and editor of the radical weekly journal "La Guerre Sociale"(1906 to 1913) and the socialist daily "Le Bonnet Rouge"(1913 to 1917), he made many enemies in the French government during World War I. On August 6, 1917, Almereyda was arrested for treason, allegedly for receiving funds from Germany in exchange for taking an anti-war position in his newspaper. One week later he was found dead in his jail cell, strangled with his own shoelaces. Authorities ruled his death a suicide but many believe it was a political assassination. Almereyda's controversial life and mysterious demise had a profound influence on his son, film director Jean Vigo, who is buried with him.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 17 Apr 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8649050
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Miguel Almereyda (5 Jan 1883–13 Aug 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8649050, citing Cimetière de Bagneux, Bagneux, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .