Edouard Manet

Édouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

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Édouard (Edouard) Manet
Born in Paris, Francemap
Husband of — married in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Nederlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Paris VIII, Paris, Seine, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 13 Nov 2018
12:45: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Edouard Manet. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Chevaliers de la Légion d'honneur | French Artists | Peintres Français | French Notables.


Edouard Manet is Notable.

Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

Édouard Manet was born in Paris on 23 January 1832, in the ancestral hôtel particulier (mansion) on the rue Bonaparte[citation needed] to an affluent and well-connected family. His mother, Eugénie-Desirée Fournier, was the daughter of a diplomat and goddaughter of the Swedish crown prince Charles Bernadotte, from whom the Swedish monarchs are descended. His father, Auguste Manet, was a French judge who expected Édouard to pursue a career in law.

After the death of his father in 1862, Manet married Suzanne Leenhoff in 1863[1]. Leenhoff was a Dutch-born piano teacher of Manet's age with whom he had been romantically involved for approximately ten years. In 1852, Leenhoff gave birth, out of wedlock, to a son, Leon Koelin-Leenhoff.

In his forties Manet contracted syphilis, for which he received no treatment. He also suffered from rheumatism. In the years before his death, he developed locomotor ataxia, a known side-effect of syphilis, which caused him considerable pain. In April 1883, his left foot was amputated because of gangrene, and he died eleven days later in Paris[2]. He is buried in the Passy Cemetery in the city.


Édouard Manet, né à Paris le 23 janvier 1832, était le fils d'Auguste Manet et Eugénie-Désirée Fournier. Il a deux frères, Eugène, aussi peintre et marié à Berthe Morisot, et Gustave.

Il a épousé Suzanne Leenhoff le 28 octobre 1863 à Zaltbommel aux Pays-Bas[1].

Édouard Manet est mort le 30 avril 1883, au 39 rue de Saint-Pétersbourg à Paris (8ème arrondissement)[2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Netherlands Marriages, 1565-1892," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNQ3-NWH : 10 February 2018), Edouard Manet and Suzanna Leenhoff, 28 Oct 1863; citing Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands; FHL microfilm 211,755.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Acte de décès: Acte #731, Décès 1883 Paris VIIIème, Archives de Paris en ligne cote V4E 6133 (vue 3), consulté le 30 août 2017

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