Charles Simon was a French playwright and senior official, born Charles Eugène Suisse, on 8 July 1850 in Paris (former 1st arrondissement) and died on 31 May 1910 in Paris 6th. Charles Simon was the son of Jules Simon, a French writer and statesman, President of the Council in 1876-77. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, Charles Simon was a lieutenant in a marching battalion of the National Guard, and took part in the fight against the Redoubt of Montretout. In 1875, he was appointed secretary-writer in the Senate and then head of the Senate Secretariat. In 1876, he was chief of cabinet of his father, then minister of the interior and president of the Council. In the parliamentary elections of October 14, 1877, he was defeated by the outgoing monarchist deputy. He collaborated in 1872 in the newspaper of Edmond About, The 19th Century, alongside Francisque Sarcey. In 1878, he created in Lille with his brother Gustave Simon the newspaper Le Petit Nord. The two brothers then founded in Paris Le Petit Bleu de Paris, an illustrated daily working at the time of the Dreyfus affair.In the 1890s, Charles Simon began the theatrical writing. He wrote, in collaboration and then alone, several pieces, one of which, Zaza, created in 1898 and interpreted by Réjane, was very successful.Charles Simon was general secretary of the authors' union and knight of the Légion d'honneur.
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