TALMA Genealogie

Door Cecilia Evalina Sylvia Binch-Talma

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Home Research abroad Francois Joseph Talma, French actor 1763-1826

Francois Joseph Talma, French actor 1763-1826





François was a famous French actor with the "Comédie Française", who lived from 1763-1826.

He was a close friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was a great admirer of François's talent.


Apparently, François was very popular with the ladies: there is at least one TALMA family in Poland (with descendants in Chile and Brazil) who claim to descend from him. The TALMA surname can still be found in Poland today.

François was also romanticly involved with Pauline Bonaparte, the sister of Napoleon.


François's father worked as a dentist in Flanders (Belgium) and England. François was a trained dentist himself and, for a few years, even had his own practise in Paris.



This is his family:




1. ? Talma b. 1700, Poix du Nord, France, m. Marie Cathérine Hardy. ? died 1782, Poix du Nord, France.
















Philippe Joseph Talma.








Michel François Joseph Talma b. 10 Feb 1733.




Second Generation


2. Michel François Joseph Talma b. 10 Feb 1733, Poix du Nord, France, m. 29 Apr 1760, Anne Mignolet, b. 1732, (daughter of Pierre Mignolet and Marguerite Trouvé). Michel died bef. 1808, London, England.
















François Joseph Talma b. 15 Jan 1763.








Jean Joseph Talma.








Anne Gertrude Talma m. 4 Jan 1783, in London, Great Britain, Jean Francis.








Euphrosine Talma b. 1773, m. Louis Ducis.








Marguerite-Rosalie Talma b. 12 Sep 1775.




Third Generation


3. François Joseph Talma b. 15 Jan 1763, Paris (rue des Menetriers), m. (1) 19 Apr 1791, in Paris (Notre Dame de Lorette), France, Julie Careau, b. 8 Jan 1756, Paris, France (daughter of François Proch and Marie Careau) d. 5 May 1805, Paris, France, m. (2) 16 Jul 1802, in Paris (Xe Arrondissement), France, Caroline Vanhove, b. 10 Sep 1771, 's-Gravenhage, The Netherlands (daughter of Charles Joseph Vanhove) d. 10 Apr 1860, Paris, France, and Madeleine Jacqueline Bazire/Bazile. François died 19 Oct 1826, Paris, France (rue de la Tour des Dames), buried: 21 Oct 1826, Paris, France (Pere Lachaise Cemetery).








Children by Julie Careau:








(twin) Henri-Castor Talma b. 30 Apr 1791, Paris, France.








(twin) Charles-Pollux Talma b. 30 Apr 1791, Paris, France.








Tell Talma d. 3 Apr 1794.
















Children by Madeleine Jacqueline Bazire/Bazile:








Alphonse Alexandre Bazile b. 18 May 1814, d. 1882.








Paul Louis Bazile b. 28 Sep 1816.








Virginie Bazile b. 1824, d. 1826, Le Havre, France, buried: Sainte Adresse.








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