Herman Bultos

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Herman Bultos (19 August 1752 in Brussels 30 June 1801 in Hamburg-Billwerder) was an 18th-century Belgian wine merchant and theatre director.

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The younger brother of the actor Alexandre Bultos, Herman became co-head of Brussels' Théâtre de la Monnaie in 1783, with Alexandre for 4 years, then alone from 1787 to 1791, then with Jean-Pierre-Paul Adam from 1791 to 1793 and again in 1794.

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Leaving Brussels during the troubles of the 1787-90 Brabant Revolution, Bultos arrived in Hamburg with several actors from the Théâtre de la Monnaie. There they founded a francophone theatre which lasted until 1798. Bultos was then taken on at the court of prince Henry of Prussia at Rheinsberg, but only acted there for 2 years.

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Preceded by
Louis-Jean Pin, Alexandre Bultos
and Sophie Lothaire
director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
Succeeded by
Herman Bultos and Jean-Pierre-Paul Adam
Preceded by
Mademoiselle Montansier
director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie
Succeeded by
Jean-Joseph Galler