- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (22,36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 1
French novelist. Druon became a hero of the Resistance by writing the song which was adopted as France's anthem of anti-Nazi defiance.
In 1948 he received the Prix Goncourt for his novel Les grandes familles (The Rise of Simon Lachaume) .
He was elected to the French Academy, 8 December 1966. On 2 March 2007, he became the Dean of the Académie. He was a member of several academies, like those of Athens, the kingdom of Morocco and the Romanian Academy.
He is best known for a series of seven historical novels published in the 1950s under the title Les Rois Maudits (The Accursed Kings). translated into many languages and adapted to television.
He was Minister of Cultural Affairs (1973–1974) in Pierre Messmer's cabinet, and a deputy of Paris (1978–1981).
He died 14 April 2009.