|A marvellous representation of Chauvin from the website of Malcolm Hill, who has composed an opera about the character.|
Chauvin was popularised in the 1831 in La Cocarde Tricolore, Episode De La Guerre D'Alger; Vaudeville En 3 Actes by brothers Charles-Theodore and Jean-Hippolyte Cogniard in which he was transformed into a patriot in the Algerian War. In
more modern and into contemporary times Chauvin is known for the
eponymous word that has come to be used to describe any form of
excessive or aggressive patriotism or prejudice.
I posted a little more about the man/character and a recent representation in film in the first post on this blog.
For more information
Crotty B (2018) The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin. Les Films du Bal. https://en.unifrance.org/movie/46341/the-glorious-acceptance-of-nicolas-chauvin
Hill, M. (n.d.) Chauvin: Full-scale opera. Music by Malcolm Hill, Libretto by John Deethardt. https://malcolm-hill.co.uk/stage-works/chauvin/
de Puymège, G (1994) Chauvin and Chauvinism: In Search of a Myth. History and Memory 6, 35-72.