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Henri Beyle, a.k.a. Stendhal (1783-1842)

Arms of Henri Beyle, a.k.a. Stendhal (1783-1842)

Henri Beyle was born in Grenoble, French Alps, on January 23, 1783. He was a cousin of Pierre-Antoine Daru, one of Napoleon's ministers.

He followed the French Army to Germany, then Austria and Russia.

He became a famous novelist after the fall of the Empire.

Stendhal died in Paris on March 22, 1841, and was buried  at Montmartre Cemetery.

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In 1942, the French Postal Service released a 4.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of Stendhal .

Main portrait

"Henri Beyle, a.k.a. Stendhal", by Johan Olaf Södermark (Landskrona 1790 - Stockholm 1848).

Other portraits

Henri Beyle, a.k.a. Stendhal (1783-1842)
"Stendhal in Consul uniform", painted towards 1835-36 by Silvestro Valeri (Rome 1814 - Rome 1902).
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