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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Birthplace: Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Burgundy, France
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jules Joseph Colette and Adèle Eugénie Sidonie Landoy
Wife of Maurice Goudeket
Ex-wife of Willy Gauthier-Villars and Henri Bertrand "Henri" Léon Robert de JOUVENEL des URSINS
Mother of Colette De Jouvenel des Ursins

Occupation: Romancier
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Colette

  • Colette, de son vrai nom Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, est une romancière française, née à Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (Yonne) le 28 janvier 1873, morte à Paris le 3 août 1954. Elle est élue membre de l’Académie Goncourt en 1945.
  • Colette was the surname of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi (upon which the stage and film musical comedies by Lerner & Loewe, of the same title, were based).
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Colette's Timeline

January 28, 1873
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Burgundy, France
May 15, 1893
Age 20
July 3, 1913
Age 40
Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, Limousin, France
August 3, 1954
Age 81
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, Île-de-France, France