Jacques d’Adelswärd Fersen

Fersen, the French baron who scandalized Paris

The Baron Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen, or Jacques Fersen, born in Paris on February 20, 1880, died Capri on November 5, 1923, was a well-known French writer and poet.

The figure of Jacques d’Adelswärd Fersen has been made famous by Roger Peyrefitte’s novel “Capri’s Exile”.
In 1903 a scandal involved him with some Paris students. He was accused of celebrating satanic rituals in a sexual background.
This serious scandal, for the time, made Jacques d’Adelswärd Fersen an unhappy person in the Paris lounges, so much to compromise the organization of his marriage. He then began living in Capri, where he built “Villa Lysis”, where he moved.
He lived in Capri until his suicide in 1923, suicide caused, apparently, by a cocaine overdose.


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Friday August 18th, 2017