Tristan Bernard

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Tristan Bernard (7 September 1866 – 7 December 1947) [1] was a French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer.



Tristan Bernard with Eleonora Duse, Matilde Serao, and others, 1897. Photo by Giuseppe Primoli. Eleonora Duse with Matilde Serao, Francesco Paolo and Tristan Bernard.jpg
Tristan Bernard with Eleonora Duse, Matilde Serao, and others, 1897. Photo by Giuseppe Primoli.

He studied law, but after his military service he started his career as the manager of an aluminium smelter. In the 1890s he also managed the Vélodrome de la Seine at Levallois-Perret and the Vélodrome Buffalo, whose events were an integral part of Parisian life, being regularly attended by personalities such as Toulouse-Lautrec. [2] He reputedly introduced the bell to signify the last lap of a race. [3]

He self-identified as an anarchist. [4]



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  2. "Cycling, A Hands, La Chaine Simpson".
  3. – 73.200–213 The Contribution of the Fine Arts to the Olympic Games, De Coubertin on Fine Art in the Olympic Movement Archived 13 April 2001 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Charnow, Sally Debra (2016). Theatre, Politics, and Markets in Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Staging Modernity. Springer. p.  139. ISBN   978-1-137-05458-6.