Georges Feydeau was born in Paris on 8 December 1862. His mother, Léocadie Bogaslawa Zelewska, was a beautiful woman of Polish extraction, while his father, Ernest Feydeau (1821-1873), was at the time a famous novelist. However, Georges Feydeau was also reputed to be a son of Napoleon III or of the Duc de Morny. In 1866, his parents gave him a sister, Valentine, who died in 1942. Georges Feydeau, a very advanced child, wrote his first play at the age of seven. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870), Feydeau's family left Paris for Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), returning in March 1871, and then left again to go to Homburg (Germany). When the family subsequently returned to Paris, young Feydeau, who as yet had had only private schooling, became a boarder in the

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Citation: Benhamou, Noëlle. "Georges Feydeau". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 November 2006 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11733, accessed 19 June 2024.]

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