Jules Renard

Birth Name:
Pierre-Jules Renard
Birth Date:
February 22, 1864
Birth Place:
Châlons-du-Maine, Mayenne, France
Death Date:
May 22, 1910
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière de Chitry-les-Mines
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
Jules Renard (February 22, 1864- May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896). Among his other works are Le Plaisir de rompre (The Pleasure of Breaking) (1898) and Huit jours à la campagne (Eight Days in the Countryside) (1906).

Fun Fact

Jules was quite the quote master:

  • If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.
  • Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
  • Culture is what’s left after you have forgotten everything.
  • I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.
  • Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it.
  • If money does not make you happy; give it back.
  • Writing is the only way to talk without being interrupted.
  • If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room.
  • Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
  • Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
  • The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière de Chitry-les-Mines

8 rue de Marigny-sur-Yonne

Chitry-les-Mines, , 58800



Grave Location Description

As you walk up the cemetery entrance, turn right immediately at the top of the entry ramp and walk over to the corner of the cemetery. His gated cemetery lot with the marble “book” on top of the marble crypt is easy to see from the entrance.



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