The Death of George Sand – 8 June 1871

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

George Sand (Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin), the French novelist and lover of Chopin, died in In Nohant-Vic on 8 June 1871, aged 71.

Here is a newspaper obituary and tribute to Madame Sand – published just six days after her death – that provides a fascinating account of her life and writing.

historical newspaper report about the death of george sand

Glasgow Herald – Wednesday 14 June 1876

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historical newspaper report about the death of george sand

The Graphic – Saturday 17 June 1876

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