Saturday August 5, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse died at the age of 94. This Tuesday, August 8, the family of the academician revealed, through a press release sent to the Figarothe date and place of the funeral.
Hélène Carrère d’Encausse is no more. Saturday August 5, 2023, the mother of Nathalie, Emmanuel and Marina – the host of the Health magazine on France 5 – died at the age of 94. The sad news was announced by his children through a press release forwarded to AFP. “She died peacefully, surrounded by her family”, we learned. Considered one of the greatest specialists on Russia, the writer had joined the French Academy in 1990. Four years later, in June 1994, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse was elected to the European Parliament. On learning of his death, Emmanuel Macron immediately reacted, saluting the memory of a “major historian, first woman Permanent Secretary of the French Academy”and whose “legacy, like her, is immortal”.
In the process, the Elysée confirmed with LCI that a national tribute will be paid to the academician Hélène Carrère d’Encausse in the next weeks. A ceremony which the husband of Brigitte Macron will attend in person, from the courtyard of the Invalides “before the end of summer”, according to a statement from the palace. President Emmanuel Macron and his wife also welcomed in this press release “an exceptional destiny, driven by the love of our country, its language and its culture”. They evoke “a woman who crossed her century, marked the era, managed to transmit its history to thousands of readers”.
A religious ceremony in the Saint-Germain-des-Près church, in Paris
Three days after the death of Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, her family announced, through a press release sent to the Figarothat the funeral will take place during a religious ceremony celebrated on Friday August 11, in the Saint-Germain-des-Près church, in Parisin the sixth arrondissement of the capital. “They will be followed in the wake of a burial in the Montparnasse cemetery, where family privacy has been requested” specify our colleagues from Gala. The family also confirmed that a national tribute will also be planned. However, the latter will take place later, “probably at the end of the summer”to quote information from LCI.