(December 6, 1841 – November 28, 1870) was a French Impressionist painter. He was born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, into a wealthy Protestant family. His family agreed to let him study painting, but only if he also studied medicine.
Frédéric Bazille joined a Zouave regiment in August 1870, a month after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War. On November 28 of that year he was with his unit at the Battle of Beaune-la-Rolande when, his officer having been injured, he took command and led an assault on the German position. He was hit twice in the failed attack and died on the battlefield at the age of twenty eight. His father travelled to the battlefield a few days later to take his body back for burial at Montpellier over a week later.


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Bazille_La_Toilette
Bazille_Self_Portrait
Bazille_Sutdio_in_the_rue_de_Furstenberg
Bazille_View_of_the_Village

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