Bouilhet, Louis

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Bouilhet, Louis Gender: M
Louis Hyacinthe Bouilhet
born on 27 May 1821 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Cany Barville, France, 49n47, 0e38
Timezone LMT m0e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°01' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°41 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°09'

Louis Bouilhet (photo by Étienne Carjat, 1864)


French poet and dramatist.

Bouilhert volume of poems entitled Fossiles attracted considerable attention, on account of the attempt therein to use science as a subject for poetry. These poems were included also in Festons et astragales (1859).

As a dramatist he secured a success with his first play, Madame de Monlarcy (1856), which ran for seventy-eight nights at the Odéon; and Hélène Peyron (1858) and L'Oncle Million (1860) were also favorably received. But of his other plays, some of them of real merit, only theConjuration d'Amboise (1866) met with any great success.

He was a school fellow of Gustave Flaubert, to whom he dedicated his first work, Miloenis (1851) . He was in very close relationship with him. He read every week the new draft chapter of Madame Bovary.

Bouilhet died on 18 July 1869, at Rouen

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Source Notes

Geslain archive

Sy Scholfield cites 5:15pm from his father quoted in "Lettres de Louis Bouilhet à Louise Colet" (Univ Rouen Havre), p. 14: "Le dimanche 27 mai 1821 à cinq heures un quart de l'après-midi pendant les vêpres et par un beau temps Louis est venu au monde."


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet