Location: Cimetiere de Montparnasse, Paris, France
Cause of Death: Syphilis
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French author who is best remembered for his short stories, but also wrote several novels including Bel-Ami and Pierre et Jean. Maupassant contracted syphilis as a young man which caused him problems in later life. He attempted suicide to escape hallucinations and headaches brought on by syphilis and this resulted in him being declared insane; he died in an asylum aged 42.