François Coppee (François Coppee)

François Coppee

Poet. Born in Paris, France, he was regarded as the poet of the humble. As a student of the Parnassion school. his first printed verses were in 1864. His first play, “Le Passant” (1869), was received at the Odéon Theatre, followed with “Fais ce que dois” (1871) and “Les Bijoux de la deliverance” (1872). While holding a post in the library of the French Senate, he was chosen in 1878 as archivist of the Comedie Francaise, held the office (1878-84) and was made an officer of the Legion of Honor in 1888. Some of his noted works included “Le Reliquaire” (1866), “Les Humbles” (1872), “Olivier” (1875), “Poèmes et récits” (1886) and “Paroles sincères” (1890). He died at age 66 in Paris, France. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • January, 26, 1842


  • May, 05, 1908


  • Cimetière de Montparnasse
  • France

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