Montmartre Cemetery in Paris

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Montmartre Cemetery is a cemetery in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France.

History

Cemeteries had been banned from Paris since the shutting down of the Cimetière des Innocents in 1786, as they presented health hazards. Several new cemeteries replaced all the Parisian ones, outside the precincts of the capital, in the early 19th century: Montmartre in the north, Père Lachaise Cemetery in the east, Passy Cemetery in the west and Montparnasse Cemetery in the south.

Located west of the Butte, near the beginning of Rue Caulaincourt in Place de Clichy, the cemetery in the Montmartre quarter of Paris is built below street level in the hollow of an old quarry with its entrance on Avenue Rachel under Rue Caulaincourt.

A popular tourist destination, it is the final resting place of many famous artists who lived and worked in the Montmartre area.

Notable interments

A

  • Adolphe Adam (1803–1856), composer
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813–1888), composer
  • André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836), physicist (namesake of electrical unit ampere)
  • Édouard François André (1840–1911), landscape architect

B

  • Michel Berger (1947–1992), composer, singer
  • Hector Berlioz (1803–1869), composer (originally buried in a less prominent plot in the same cemetery)
  • Mélanie "Mel" Bonis (1858–1937), composer
  • Lili Boulanger (1893–1918), composer
  • Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), composer
  • Georges Hilaire Bousquet (1846–1937), jurist, legal scholar
  • Marcel Boussac (1889–1980), entrepreneur
  • Victor Brauner (1903–1966), painter
  • Václav Brožík (1851–1901), Czech painter
  • Alfred Arthur Brunel de Neuville (1852–1941), painter
  • Myles Byrne (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary soldier

C

  • Moïse de Camondo (1860–1935), banker
  • Nissim de Camondo (1892–1917), banker, World War I pilot
  • Antoine Carême (1784–1833), famed inventor of classical cuisine
  • Fanny Cerrito (1817–1909), Italian ballerina
  • Jacques Charon (1920–1975), actor
  • Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856), painter
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907–1977), director and screenwriter
  • Véra Clouzot (1913–1960), actress

D

  • Dalida (1933–1987), Egyptian-born singer/actress
  • Louis Antoine Debrauz de Saldapenna (1811–1871), Austrian writer and diplomat
  • Edgar Degas (1834–1917), famous painter, sculptor
  • Léo Delibes (1836–1891), composer of Romantic music
  • Maria Deraismes (1828–1894), social reformer, feminist
  • Narcisse Virgilio Diaz (1808–1876), painter
  • Hippolyte Isidore Dreyfus-Barney (1873–1928), prominent early Bahá'í
  • Maxime Du Camp (1822–1894), author
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824–1895), novelist, playwright
  • Marie Duplessis (1824–1847), French courtesan

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F

  • Jean Marie Joseph Farina (1785–1864), Manufacturer of eau de Cologne, concession à perpétuité nos 368 et 750 – 1881, (19th division)
  • Georges Feydeau (1862–1921), playwright of La Belle Époque
  • Jean Foucault (1819–1868), scientist
  • Charles Fourier (1772–1837), utopian socialist
  • Christopher Fratin (1801–1864), animalier sculptor
  • Carole Fredericks (1952–2001), African-American singer

G

  • Théophile Gautier (1811–1872), poet, novelist
  • Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904), painter
  • Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896), author/publisher (patron of the Prix Goncourt)
  • Jules de Goncourt (1830–1870), author/publisher
  • Amédée Gordini (1899–1979), Gordini sports car manufacturer
  • La Goulue (Louise Weber) (1866–1929), Can-can dancer (she was originally buried in the Cimetière de Pantin)
  • Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805), artist
  • Lucien Guitry (1860–1925), actor
  • Sacha Guitry (1885–1957), actor/director
  • Charles Gumery (1827–1871), sculptor

H

  • Fromental Halévy (1799–1862), composer
  • Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), German poet
  • Fanny Heldy (1888–1973), Belgian soprano
  • Jacques Ignace Hittorff (1792–1867), architect

I

  • François-André Isambert (1792–1857), lawyer, historian, and politician

J

  • Maurice Jaubert (1900–1940), composer, conductor
  • André Jolivet (1905–1974), composer
  • Marcel Jouhandeau (1888–1979), author
  • Louis Jouvet (1887–1951), actor
  • Anna Judic (1850–1911), actress, chanteuse

K

  • Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784–1849), pianist, composer
  • Kaminski, a polish soldier, mentioned because the statue on his grave is well known
  • Marie Pierre Kœnig (1898–1970), Free French Field Marshal
  • Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948–1989), playwright, director
  • Joseph Kosma (1905–1969), composer

L

  • Eugène Labiche (1815–1888), dramatist
  • Dominique Laffin (1952–1985), actress
  • Charles Lamoureux (1834–1899), violinist
  • Jean Lannes (1769–1809), Marshal of France (his heart only, the body is in the Pantheon)
  • Pierre Leonard Laurecisque (1797–1880), architect
  • Margaret Kelly Leibovici (1910–2004), Miss Bluebell, Irish dancer
  • Frédérick Lemaître (1800–1876), actor
  • Emma Livry (1842–1863), ballet dancer

M

  • Aimé Maillart (1817–1871), composer
  • Henri Meilhac (1831–1897), dramatist
  • Mary Marquet (1895–1979), actress
  • Victor Massé (1822–1884), composer
  • Auguste de Montferrand (1786–1858), architect
  • Gustave Moreau (1826–1898), symbolist painter
  • Henri Murger (1822–1861), novelist
  • Musidora (1889-1957), actress/director/writer

N

  • Vaslav Nijinsky (1890–1950), Russian ballet dancer
  • Adolphe Nourrit (1802–1839), tenor

O

  • Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880), French composer of German descent
  • Georges Ohnet (1848–1919), writer

P

  • Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807–1867), chemist
  • Emile Péreire (1800–1875), financier
  • Isaac Péreire (1806–1880), financier
  • Jacob Rodrigues Péreire (1715–1780), educator
  • Francis Picabia (1879–1953), painter
  • Alphonsine Plessis (1824–1847), "La Dame aux Camélias"
  • Patrick Pons (1952–1980), motorcycle racer
  • Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1829–1871), novelist
  • Jean Le Poulain (1924–1988), actor
  • Francisque Poulbot (1879–1946), painter, illustrator
  • Olga Preobrajenska (1871–1962), ballet dancer

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R

  • Juliette Récamier (1777–1849), socialite and woman of letters
  • Salomon Reinach (1858–1932), archaeologist
  • Ernest Renan (1823–1892), writer
  • Jacques Rigaut (1898–1929), poet
  • Henri Rivière (1827–1883), naval officer, writer
  • Jean Rédélé (1922–2007), automotive pioneer, pilot and founder of the French automotive brand Alpine.
  • Jeanne Roques aka Musidora (1889-1957), Actress/writer/director

S

  • Henri Sauguet (1901–1989), composer
  • Adolphe Sax (1814–1894), musical instrument artisan (inventor of saxophone)
  • Ary Scheffer (1795–1858), painter
  • Philippe Paul, comte de Ségur (1780–1873), historian
  • Claude Simon (1913–2005), novelist
  • Fernando Sor (1778–1839), guitarist
  • Alexandre Soumet (1788–1845), poet
  • Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (1783–1842), writer
  • Charles Henri Sanson (1739–1806), executioner of Louis XVI

T

  • Marie Taglioni (1804–1884), ballerina
  • Ludmilla Tcherina (1924–2004), dancer, actress and painter
  • Ambroise Thomas (1811–1896), opera composer
  • Constant Troyon (1810–1865), painter
  • François Truffaut (1932–1984), French New Wave filmmaker and director

U

  • Stanislaw Ulam (1909–1984), mathematician

V

  • Pierre-Jean Vaillard (1918–1988), actor
  • Horace Vernet (1789–1863), painter
  • Auguste Vestris (1760–1842), dancer
  • Gaëtan Vestris (1729–1808), dancer
  • Pauline Viardot (1821–1910), opera singer, composer
  • Alfred de Vigny (1797–1863), poet, playwright, novelist
  • Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798–1875), luthier

W

  • René Waldeck-Rousseau (1846–1904), politician
  • Georges-Fernand Isidore Widal (1862–1929), bacteriologist

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Z

  • Émile Zola (1840–1902), author (original site, moved to the Panthéon in 1908). It should be noted however, that the Zola family grave is still there, with Émile's name on it.

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Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montmartre_Cemetery