Gaston Arman de Caillavet

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Gaston Arman de Caillavet
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Photography of Gaston Arman de Caillavet.
Born(1869-03-13)13 March 1869
Died13 January 1915(1915-01-13) (aged 45)
Spouse(s)Jeanne Pouquet
Parent(s)Albert Arman de Caillavet
Léontine Lippmann
Relatives André Maurois (son-in-law)

Gaston Arman de Caillavet [1] (13 March 1869 [2] 13 January 1915) was a French playwright.


Early life

Gaston Arman de Caillavet was born on 13 March 1869. He was the son of Albert Arman de Caillavet and Léontine Lippmann. His maternal grandfather, Auguste Lippmann, was a banker of Jewish descent. [3]


De Caillavet was a playwright. [3] From 1901 to 1915, he collaborated with Robert de Flers on many works, including light and witty operettas or comédies de boulevard, many of which were great successes.

Personal life

In April 1893 he married Jeanne Pouquet. He was a close friend of Marcel Proust who found in him and his fiancée, Jeanne Pouquet, a model of the relationship between Robert de Saint-Loup and Gilberte in his famous novel In Search of Lost Time .

Gaston and Jeanne had only one daughter, Simone, who married (second wedding) André Maurois, future biographer of Proust. [4]


Charles Prince in Le roi (1908) by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arene, drawing by Yves Marevery Prince dans 'Le roi', dessin de Marevery btv1b53049895j.jpg
Charles Prince in Le roi (1908) by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène, drawing by Yves Marevéry


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  1. Born Mathurin Cyprien Auguste Gaston Arman
  2. "Gaston-Arman de Caillavet (1869-1915)". Retrieved 2020-05-20.
  3. 1 2 Nicault, Catherine (2009). "Comment « en être » ? Les Juifs et la Haute Société dans la seconde moitié du xixe siècle" . Archives juives. 1 (42): 8–32. Retrieved June 7, 2016 via
  4. Kolbert, Jack (1985). The Worlds of André Maurois. p. 250. Susquehanna University Press. ISBN   0941664163