Family and Friends II

Bernard-Francois Balzac

 

 

 Bernard-François Balzac
 (originally Balsa or Balssa)
 July 22, 1746 – June 19, 1829

 

 

 

 

Honoré’s parents marry on January 30, 1797.

Mother Laure

 

 

Anne Charlotte Laure Sallambier
1778 – August 1, 1854

 

 

 

 

 Balzac Young

 

Honoré 
May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850 

 

 

Sister Laure

 

 

Favorite sister Laure (later Madame Surville)
September 29, 1800 – January 4, 1871

 

 

Another sister Laurence (later Madame de Montzaigle) was born in 1802 and brother Henri several years later. Laurence died August 11, 1825, and Henri died March 11, 1858.

 

Laure de Berny

 

Laure de Berny
(Louise Antoinette Laure Hinner)
La Dilecta
May 24, 1777 – July 27, 1836

 

 

 

 

Duchesse d'Abrantes

Laure Junot, Duchesse d’Abrantès
(Laure Permon)
November 6, 1784 – June 7, 1838

LaureJunotCourtDress

 

 

The Duchesse d’Abrantès, shown here in court dress, related stories about the Court of Napoleon

 

 

 

 

 

Zulma with Ivan

 

 

Zulma Tourangin Carraud
March 24, 1796 – April 24, 1889

Zulma was a school friend of Balzac’s sister Laure. The portrait shows Madame Carraud with her young son Ivan.

 

 

Finally, after nearly two decades, Balzac was married to Eveline Hańska on March 18, 1850.

 

Madame HanskaEva with dog

 

Eveline Hańska
December 24, 1801 – April 11, 1882
L’Étrangère

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