Druon, Maurice

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Maurice Druon
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Druon, Maurice Gender: M
born on 23 April 1918 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°07' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°27 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°53'


French novelist. Druon became a hero of the Resistance by writing the song which was adopted as France's anthem of anti-Nazi defiance.

In 1948 he received the Prix Goncourt for his novel Les grandes familles (The Rise of Simon Lachaume) .

He was elected to the French Academy, 8 December 1966. On 2 March 2007, he became the Dean of the Académie. He was a member of several academies, like those of Athens, the kingdom of Morocco and the Romanian Academy.

He is best known for a series of seven historical novels published in the 1950s under the title Les Rois Maudits (The Accursed Kings). translated into many languages and adapted to television.

He was Minister of Cultural Affairs (1973–1974) in Pierre Messmer's cabinet, and a deputy of Paris (1978–1981).

He died 14 April 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1948 (Goncourt Prize)
  • Work : Great Achievement 8 December 1966 (Member of the French Academy)
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Source Notes

Geslain archive


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)