12 March 2018

Charles Ternisien, Cimetière de l'est #3, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais (62)

Charles Ternasien (1843–1916) is most noted with editing the satirical paper Le Farceur, started two years before as L'Index du farceur in 1885, but originally dating from as far back as 1870 (Le Farceur boulonnais). He was self-educated, had the appearance of a peasant, but was highly instructed in many disciplines. His four-page paper sold for ten centimes, and had a representation of him on the headmast of the paper in a beret inside a wine barrel: it probably wasn't easy to take him seriously.

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