Francis de Croisset, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francis de Croisset

French writer

Date of Birth: 28-Jan-1877

Place of Birth: Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 08-Nov-1937

Profession: writer, playwright, librettist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Francis de Croisset

  • Francis de Croisset (French: [f??~sis d? k?was?]; born Franz Wiener, 28 January 1877 – 8 November 1937) was a Belgian-born French playwright and opera librettist. His opera librettos include Massenet's ChĂ©rubin (1905), based on his play of the same name, and Reynaldo Hahn's Ciboulette (1923). In 1910 he married Marie-ThĂ©rèse Bischoffsheim, the widow of banking heir Maurice Bischoffsheim and the daughter of Count and Countess AdhĂ©aume de ChevignĂ©.
  • They had two children, Philippe and Germaine de Croisset.
  • By this marriage de Croisset had a stepdaughter, the arts patron Marie-Laure de Noailles.
  • The de Croissets' grandson Philippe de Montebello was director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1977 until 2008.

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