Samuel Beckett

Birth Name:
Samuel Barclay Beckett
Birth Date:
April 13, 1906
Birth Place:
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Death Date:
December 22, 1989
Place of Death:
Tiers Temps nursing home, 26 rue Rémy-Dumoncel, 14th arrondissement, Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Respiratory failure
Cemetery Name:
Cimetière du Montparnasse
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
Samuel Beckett was an enigmatic and reclusive Irish playwright, poet and novelist who won a Nobel Prize for literature and who was best known for his 1952 drama, "Waiting for Godot". Beckett was considered one of the primary exponents of a dramatic style that came to be known as theater of the absurd, an art form in which events and reality seem to have little relationship with one another, plots lack sense and logic, and time is out of order. His work was tragic and comical at the same time, despairing yet hopeful, and it profoundly affected the course and development of 20th century theater.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Cimetière du Montparnasse

3 Bd Edgar Quinet

Paris, , 75014




Map of Cimetière du Montparnasse located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, France
Map of Cimetière du Montparnasse located in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, France

Grave Location:

Division 12

Grave Location Description

As you make your way to the center of the cemetery, walk along Avenue Transversale and Samuel Beckett’s final resting place can be found exactly between Ave de l’Est and Allée Chauveau Lagarde.

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8.837845, 2.327553

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