See Article History Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, born March 6,Paris—died July 28,ParisFrench satirist and dramatist whose works combining political satire and science-fantasy inspired a number of later writers. As a young man, Cyrano joined the company of guards and was wounded at the Siege of Arras in
Sources[ edit ] Cyrano's short life is poorly documented. Since when Auguste Jal revealed that the "Lord of Bergerac" was Parisian and not Gascon, research in parish registries and notarial records by a small number of researchers,             in particular Madeleine Alcover of Rice Universityhas allowed the public to know more about his genealogy, his family, his home in Paris and those of some of his friends, but has revealed no new documents that support or refute the essentials of Le Bret's account or fill the gaps in his narrative.
They are known to have had four children: Abel the writer's fatherSamuel 15?? She was at least twenty-six years old; [note 6] he was about forty-five.
His father's library[ edit ] In Jean Lemoine made known the inventory of Abel de Cyrano's worldly goods. Basil in Greek, but no pious works. There is no object of that kind engraving, painting, statue, crucifix amongst the other inventoried items, but in contrast "twelve small paintings of portraits of gods and goddesses" and "four wax figures: He studied Theology at the Sorbonne and died in the s; Antoine, baptized at Saint-Eustache on 11 February by his paternal aunt, Anne Cyrano, and a godfather who is not named in the baptismal register discovered by Auguste Jalbut who might have been the financier Antoine Feydeau —younger brother of Denis.
This son of Abel de Cyrano who was not given the name of his godfather, Antoine, because he had a brother of that name, born inbut was named Savinien in memory of his grandfather, who could doubt that this was the Savinien Cyrano who was born, according to the biographers, at the chateau of Bergerac in or around ?
Coustant d'Yanville in or for that matter in any other French document of the 17th century. InViscount Oscar de Poli suggested that it must have been a transcription error and proposed reading it as Lamy.
His possessions, situated on the banks of the Yvette River in the parish of Saint-Forgethad been purchased by Savinien I de Cyrano forty years earlier from Thomas de Fortboys, who had bought them himself in from Lord Dauphin de Bergerac or Bergeratwhose ancestors had possessed them for more than a century.
It was in this rustic setting that the child grew up and in the neighbouring parish he learnt to read and write. His friend Le Bret recalls: The education that we had together with a good country priest who took in boarders, made us friends from our most tender youth, and I remember the aversion he had from that time for one who seemed to him a shadow of Sidias, [note 12] because, in the thoughts which that man could somewhat grasp, he believed him incapable of teaching him anything; so that he paid so little attention to his lessons and his corrections that his father, who was a fine old gentleman, fairly unconcerned for his children's education and overly credulous of this one's complaints, removed him [from the school] a little too suddenly and, without considering if his son would be better off elsewhere, he sent him to that city [Paris] where he left him, until the age of nineteen years, to his own devices.
In this theory, it was there that he was introduced to his cousin Pierre, [note 15] with whom, according to Le Bret, he would build a lasting friendship. He continued his secondary studies at an academy which remains unknown.
But there is no certainty that Savinien went to live with them. A slippery slope[ edit ] Le Bret continues his story: That age when nature is most easily corrupted, and that great liberty he had to only do that which seemed good to him, brought him to a dangerous weakness penchantwhich I dare say I stopped… Historians and biographers do not agree on this penchant which threatened to corrupt Cyrano's nature.
Against an embittered and discontented father, Cyrano promptly forgot the way to his father's house. Soon he was counted among the gluttons and hearty drinkers of the best inns, with them he gave himself up to jokes of questionable taste, usually following prolonged libations…He also picked up the deplorable habit of gambling.
This kind of life could not continue indefinitely, especially since Abel de Cyrano had become completely deaf to his son's repeated requests for funds. In support of this hypothesis, he notes that both had families from Sens, a lawyer father and religious brothers and sisters, that the elder only liked youths and in regard to the women of Montpellier who accused him in of neglecting them, he wrote that "all of that has no more foundation than their fanciful imagination, already concerned, which had taught them the long-time habits [that he] had had with C[hapelle], late D[e] B[ergerac] and late C.
He received his first education from a country priest, and had for a fellow pupil his friend and future biographer Henri Lebret.
At the age of nineteen, he entered a corps of the guards, serving in the campaigns of and His unique past allowed him to make unique contributions to French art.May 15, · France, Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian.
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