Henri Charrière, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Henri Charrière

French convict and author

Date of Birth: 16-Nov-1906

Place of Birth: Saint-Étienne-de-Lugdarès, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 29-Jul-1973

Profession: screenwriter, writer, criminal, memoirist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Henri Charrière

  • Henri Charrière (French pronunciation: ?[?~?i ?a?j??]; 16 November 1906 – 29 July 1973) was a French writer, convicted as a murderer by the French courts.
  • He wrote the novel Papillon, a memoir of his incarceration in and escape from a penal colony in French Guiana.
  • While Charrière claimed that Papillon was largely true, modern researchers believe that much of the book’s material came from other inmates, rather than Charrière himself.
  • Charrière denied committing the murder, although he freely admitted to having committed various other petty crimes prior to his incarceration.

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