Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel

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Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel Gender: M
born on 28 March 1960 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place Ste.Foy lès Lyon, France, 45n44, 4e48
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: De Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°25' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°44 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°44'

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
photo: Asclepias, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French author of short stories, novels, non-fiction and plays whose work has been translated into over 40 languages. His "Don Juan on Trial" was first perfomed on stage in 1991. His 1993 drama "The Visitor" won several Molière awards the following year. His success enabled him to quit his job as a teacher/professor to dedicate himself to his writing. His first novel, "The Sect of the Egoists," was published in 1995. The prolific author's awards include the Grand Prix du Théâtre, bestowed in 2001 by The French Academy.

In 2003 "Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" (in English: M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran) was adapted for film by François Dupeyron. Omar Sharif played the title role and won a César award for best actor in 2004.

He has lived in Brussels since 2002 and obtained Belgian Citizenship in 2008.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991 ("Don Juan on Trial")
  • Work : Prize 1994 (Molière award for 1993 play)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (First novel)
  • Work : Prize 2001
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 2001 (Grand Prix du Théâtre)

Source Notes

Paddy de Jabrun quotes birth certificate

Same data in Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 261.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards