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Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850)


Honoré de Balzac was a French writer whose works have been made into films, such as, Cousin Bette (1998) starring Jessica Lange, and television serials, such as, _Cousin Bette (1971 TV mini-series)_, starring Margaret Tyzack and Helen Mirren. He was born on March 20, 1799, in Tours, France. His father, Bernard Francois Balzac, was a government ... See full bio »

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(age 51) in Paris, France

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 2021 Lost Illusions (novel "Illusions perdues")
 2021 Eugénie Grandet (novel)
 2018 Magic Skin (based on a novel by)
 2015 Balzac (Video documentary) (writer)
 2015 Illusions Perdues (writer)
 2011 The Magic Skin (story)
 2010 The Skin of Sorrow (TV Movie) (novel)
 2009 Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- La maison du chat qui pelote (2009) ... (short story)
 2008 Nucingen House (based on a story)
 2007 The Duchess of Langeais (novel "La duchesse de Langeais")
 2004 Old Goriot (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 2004 (Une ballade à travers) Les ruines de Paris (Documentary) (writings)
 2001 Rastignac ou les ambitieux (TV Mini Series) (novel "La comédie humaine" - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... (novel "La comédie humaine")
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (novel "La comédie humaine")
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (novel "La comédie humaine")
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (novel "La comédie humaine")
 2001 The Fear (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Mysterious Mansion (2001) ... (story)
 1999 Le faiseur (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Cousin Bette (novel)
 1997 Passion in the Desert (story - as Honoré De Balzac)
 1995 Teatr Polskiego Radia (Podcast Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Stracone zludzenia (1995) ... (author)
 1995 La duchesse de Langeais (TV Movie) (novel)
 1994 Erotikon (TV Mini Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Blanche (1994) ... (adaptation)
 1994 Colonel Chabert (novel)
 1994 Eugénie Grandet (TV Movie) (novel)
 1993 L'interdiction (TV Movie) (short story)
 1993 Albert Savarus (TV Movie) (novel)
 1992 La femme abandonnée (TV Movie) (novel)
 1992 Divertimento (novella "Le chef-d'oeuvre d'inconnu")
 1991 The Beautiful Troublemaker (inspired by novella "Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" - as Balzac)
 1989 Une fille d'Ève (TV Movie) (short story)
 1988 Mistr Kornelius (TV Movie) (short story)
 1987 Gobseck (novel "Gobseck")
 1987 Chabert ezredes (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Mönch ärgere dich nicht (TV Movie) (novel "Les cent contes drolatiques")
 1985 Die wäscherin von Portillon (TV Movie) (novel: Tolldreisten Geschichten)
 1985 Gobseck (TV Movie) (novel)
 1984 Die schöne Kurtisane (TV Movie)
 1983 Les amours romantiques (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- La Duchesse de Langeais (1983) ... (novel)
 1983 Black Venus (story)
 1982 Les secrets de la princesse de Cadignan (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 Adieu (TV Movie) (short story)
 1981 Ursule Mirouët (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 Le roman du samedi (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées (1981) ... (novel)
 1980 Le curé de Tours (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 La peau de chagrin (TV Movie) (novel)
 1979 Pierrette (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Kuzen Pons (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Polkovnik Shaber (TV Movie) (novel)
  Novela (TV Series) (8 episodes, 1969 - 1976) (novel - 22 episodes, 1976 - 1978)
- La duquesa de Langeais V (1978) ... (novel - as Honorato de Balzac)
- La duquesa de Langeais IV (1978) ... (novel - as Honorato de Balzac)
- La duquesa de Langeais III (1978) ... (novel - as Honorato de Balzac)
- La duquesa de Langeais II (1978) ... (novel - as Honorato de Balzac)
- La duquesa de Langeais (1978) ... (novel - as Honorato de Balzac)
 1978 Der Spekulant (TV Movie) (play)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1978) (play - 1 episode, 1977) (novel: La rabouilleuse - 1 episode, 1976)
- Le colonel Chabert (1978) ... (novel)
- Le faiseur (1977) ... (play)
- La Rabouilleuse (1976) ... (novel: La rabouilleuse)
 1978 Piel de zapa (TV Series) (based on a novel by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (based on a novel by - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (based on a novel by - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (based on a novel by - uncredited)
 1977 Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (novel)
 1977 Los libros (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eugenia Grandet (1977) ... (as Honorato de Balzac)
 1976 El regreso (TV Series) (based on a novel "Eugenia Grandet" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (based on a novel "Eugenia Grandet" - as Honorato de Balzac)
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (based on a novel "Eugenia Grandet" - as Honorato de Balzac)
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... (based on a novel "Eugenia Grandet" - as Honorato de Balzac)
 1976 Plukovník Chabert (TV Movie) (book)
 1976 Le cousin Pons (TV Movie) (novel)
 1975-1976 Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... (novel)
 1975 Shagrenevaya kozha (TV Movie) (novel)
 1975 Une ténébreuse affaire (TV Movie) (novel)
  Ficciones (TV Series) (1 episode, 1973) (author - 1 episode, 1974)
- El verdugo (1974) ... (author)
- Pierrette (1973)
 1974 Der Macher oder Warten auf Godeau (TV Movie) (play "Le Faiseur")
 1973 Bratranec Pons (TV Movie) (novel)
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series) (story "La Grande Breteche" - 1 episode)
- La Grande Breteche (1973) ... (story "La Grande Breteche")
 1973 Il tuo piacere è il mio (novel "Die tolldreisten Geschichten")
  Hora once (TV Series) (author - 3 episodes, 1970 - 1972) (novel Le Colonel Chabert - 1 episode, 1972)
- La falsa amante (1972) ... (author)
- El coronel Chabert (1972) ... (novel Le Colonel Chabert)
- La posada roja (1970) ... (author)
- Gobseck (1970) ... (author)
 1972 Le père Goriot (TV Movie) (novel)
 1972 Sagrénova koza (TV Movie) (book)
 1971 Le bouton de rose (TV Movie) (short story "Le frère d'arme")
 1971 Out 1 (inspired by novels "L'histoire des Treize" - uncredited)
 1971 Cousin Bette (TV Mini Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Family Angel (1971) ... (novel)
- Bitter Harvest (1971) ... (novel)
- Delilah and Her Handmaid (1971) ... (novel)
- The House for Pleasure (1971) ... (novel)
- Poor Relations (1971) ... (novel)
 1970 The Loves of Daphne (based on novels by)
 1970 Le lys dans la vallée (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 Mercadet (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Papà Goriot (TV Mini Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... (novel)
 1969 Le curé de village (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Balzac: Gobseck (TV Movie) (novel)
 1968 Stolen Kisses (novel: The Lily in the Valley - uncredited)
 1968 Eugénie Grandet (TV Movie) (novel)
 1968 Pere Goriot (TV Mini Series) (novel - 4 episodes)
- Father (1968) ... (novel)
- Vautrin (1968) ... (novel)
- The Mandarin (1968) ... (novel)
- Gilded Youth (1968) ... (novel)
 1967 Himself as Herself (novel "Séraphita")
 1967 Stimulantia (novel "La femme vertueuse")
 1966 Evzenie Grandetová (TV Movie) (novel "Eugénie Grandet")
 1966 Illusions perdues (TV Mini Series) (novel)
 1966 Oberst Chabert (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965-1966 Eugenie Grandet (TV Mini Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Inheritance (1966) ... (novel)
- Gold (1965) ... (novel)
- Love (1965) ... (novel)
 1965 Das Landhaus (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965 Um Homem de Recursos (TV Movie)
 1965 Cross of Gold (TV Movie) (novel)
 1965 Unser liebes Fräulein Grandet (TV Movie) (novel "Eugénie Grandet")
 1965 The Rise and Fall of César Birotteau (TV Series) (novel "Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau" - 4 episodes)
- Give Us This Day (1965) ... (novel "Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau")
- Land Near the Madeleine (1965) ... (novel "Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau")
- Plans for Vengeance (1965) ... (novel "Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau")
- Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (1965) ... (novel "Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau")
 1965 Le faiseur (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 A vörös vendégfogadó (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 La piel de Zapa (TV Series) (novel "La Peau de chagrin")
 1964 Das Geld der Restauds (TV Movie) (novel: Gobseck)
 1964 Cousine Bette (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Der Fächer der Madame de Pompadour (TV Movie) (novel)
 1964 Eversti Chabert (TV Movie) (novel "Le colonel Chabert")
 1963 Der Schwur (TV Movie)
 1963 La rabouilleuse (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1961 Aus dem Bücherschrank geholt (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
 1961 Kolonel Chabert (TV Movie) (novel)
 1960 La grande Bretèche (TV Movie) (short story "La grande bretèche")
 1960 Les secrets de la princesse de Cadignan (TV Movie) (story)
 1960 Evgeniya Grande (novel)
 1960 Die Herzogin von Langeais (TV Movie)
 1960 The Opportunists (novel "La Rabouilleuse", 1842)
 1960 The Piece of Shagreen Leather (Short) (story)
 1959 The Unforeseen (TV Series) (based on short story "La grande bretèche" - 1 episode)
- Vengeance (1959) ... (based on short story "La grande bretèche")
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Gathering Dusk (1957) ... (story)
 1957 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- O Coronel Chabert (1957) ... (novel)
 1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Love Token (1957) ... (story)
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Eugenie Grandet (1956) ... (story - as Honore de Balzac)
 1956 Oberst Chabert (TV Movie) (novel)
 1956 Eugénie Grandet (TV Movie) (novel)
 1955 Conrad Nagel Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Den underbara lögnen (story "La Grande Breteche")
  Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (story - 5 episodes, 1953 - 1954) (original story - 1 episode, 1954)
- A Commission in Lunacy (1954) ... (story)
- Thicker Than Water (1954) ... (story)
- The Rubber Stamp (1954) ... (story)
- It Couldn't Happen (1954) ... (original story)
- The Magic Parchment (1953) ... (story)
 1953 Eugenia Grandet (novel "Eugenia Grandet" - as Honorato de Balzac)
 1952 Karriere in Paris (novel)
 1951 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Secret Island (1951) ... (story)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Vengeance (1950) ... (story)
 1949 Mr. Frenhofer and the Minotaur (Short) (story "Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu")
 1949 Der Bagnosträfling (novel)
 1949 The Lovable Cheat (play "Mercadet Le Falseur")
 1948 El verdugo (novel)
 1947 The Royalists (novel 'Les chouans ou la Bretagne en 1799', 1829)
 1946 Eugenie Grandet (novel)
 1946 Camino de Sacramento (novel "La Vendetta" - as H. de Balzac)
 1945 Le père Goriot (novel)
 1944 La Rabouilleuse (novel)
 1943 Vautrin the Thief (stories)
 1943 Le colonel Chabert (short story)
 1943 Secrets of a Ballerina (novel "La Grande Brétèche")
 1943 La piel de Zapa (novel "La peau de chagrin")
 1942 Twisted Mistress (story)
 1942 Wicked Duchess (novel)
 1940 The Masked Lover (novel)
 1939 Die unheimlichen Wünsche (novel "La peau de chagrin")
 1937 Gobseck (novel)
 1936 Mercadet (play)
 1932 Un homme sans nom (novel)
 1932 Mensch ohne Namen (novel)
 1931 Honor of the Family (novel "Cousin Pons")
 1928 La cousine Bette (novel)
 1927 Survival (story)
 1927 Love (novel "La duchesse de Langeais")
 1926 Paris at Midnight (story "Le Père Goriot")
 1924 Gobseck (novella)
 1924 Le cousin Pons (novel)
 1923 Ferragus (novel "Histoire des treize")
 1923 Slave of Desire (story "La peau de chagrin")
 1923 The Red Inn (novel)
 1923 The Test (Short) (story)
 1922 The Eternal Flame (novel "La Duchesse de Langeais")
 1922 Die Marquise von Clermont (novel)
 1922 Ted l'invisibile (story)
 1921 Der Bagnosträfling (novel)
 1921 Father Goriot (novel)
 1921 The Conquering Power (story "Eugénie Grandet")
 1921 Cesare Birotteau (novel)
 1921 If Women Only Knew (novel "Meditations on Marriage")
 1921 Per il passato (short story)
 1920 La falsa amante (story)
 1920 Narayana (novel "La peau de chagrin")
 1920 Oberst Chabert (novel: Colonel Chabert)
 1920 El Verdugo (story)
 1920 L'homme du large (novel "Un drame au bord de la mer")
 1920 Out of the Depths (novel)
 1920 Tromp-la-Mort (novel)
 1920 Ferragus (story)
 1920 The Dream Cheater (story "Le peau de chagrin")
 1920 Amore e la maschera (short story)
 1920 L'avvoltoio (story)
 1920 Desire (story "Le peau de chagrin")
 1920 La donna di trent'anni (story)
 1919 Der Galeerensträfling (story)
 1919 Vautrin (novel)
 1918 Eugenia Grandet (writer)
 1918 La marâtre (novel)
 1918 Die Dreizehn (writer)
 1918 Das Maskenfest des Lebens (novel)
 1918 La reginetta Isotta (story)
 1918 Das Spiel vom Tode (novel)
 1917 The Thirteenth Man (novel "L'histoire des treizes aka La duchesse de Langeais")
 1917 Colonel Bridau (novel)
 1916 Ártatlan vagyok! (novel)
 1916 Den hvide djævel (novel "Esther")
 1915 The Magic Skin (story "La Peau de chagrin")
 1915 The Country Parson (Short) (story)
 1915 Père Goriot (Short) (novel)
 1914 Le club des treize (Short) (novel)
 1914 Cousin Pons (Short) (play)
 1914 Oberst Chabert (novel: Le Colonel Chabert)
 1914 Orsola Mirouet (novel)
 1913 La figlia dell'avaro (Short) (novel)
 1913 A Calvinist Martyr (Short) (novel)
 1911 Le colonel Chabert (Short) (novel)
 1911 The Ultimate Sacrifice (Short) (novel "La duchesse de Langeais")
 1911 Caesar Birotteau (Short) (novel)
 1910 Le père Goriot (novel)
 1910 The Red Inn (short story "L'auberge rouge")
 1910 A Drop of Blood (Short) (novel)
 1910 The Silversmith to King Louis XI (Short) (novel "Maître Cornélius")
 1910 Eugénie Grandet (Short) (novel)
 1910 Ferragus (Short) (novel)
 1910 The Duchess of Langeais (novel)
 1909 Les paysans (Short) (novel)
 1909 The Great Breach (Short) (novel)
 1909 The Sealed Room (Short) (story "La Grande Breteche" - uncredited)
 1909 The Wild Ass's Skin (Short) (novel)
 1909 The False Oath (Short) (novel 'La grande Bretèche')
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Eugene Grande". NOTE: Filmed as The Conquering Power (1921). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Balzac | Honoré De Balzac | H. de Balzac | Honorato de Balzac | Honore de Balzac

Spouse:

Eva Hanska  (his death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. See more »

Trivia:

Uncle of actress Jeanne de Balzac.

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