'THÉODORE DE BANVILLE
14 MARS 1823
13 MARS 1891'
Théodore de Banville was a poet and dramatist most noted for his poetical works Odes funambulesques (1857) and Les Exilés (1867). A friend of Baudelaire, Hugo and Théophile Gautier, he was considered one of the most important writers of his time and he was a precursor of the Parnassian school. There is a bust of him in the Jardin du Luxembourg, also included in this blog.
I am very grateful to Alain Combalot for helping us to find this and a number of other graves here.