Prosper Mérimée

French writer, historian, and translator (1803-1870)

Prosper Mérimée (September 28, 1803–September 23, 1870) was a French writer. He was also a historian and an archaeologist. He is probably best known for writing the short story "Carmen". "Carmen" became the basis for the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.

Prosper Mérimée.