Frédéric de Courcy, born Frédéric Charlot de Courcy (16 August 1796, Paris – 6 May 1862, Paris) was a French man of letters.
The son of Augustin Charlot de Courcy and Adélaïde Vallet, in 1826 he became sous-chef of La Poste's personnel department (under Jean-Baptiste Tenant de Latour).
He was the author of several vaudevilles, often in collaboration, including :
- L’Heureuse Moisson (1817)
- Les Deux Aveugles (1823)
- Le Courrier de la malle (1832), one of the first appearances of the famous character Joseph Prudhomme, played by the character's creator Henry Monnier
- Le Vol à la roulade (1851)
- Le voyage à Vienne, etc.
Until his death, he lived with his partner Adélaïde Alexandrine Verteuil. They never married, and had two sons - Alexandre Frédéric, known as an illustrator, and Charles Henry.
- Dictionnaire de biographie française.
- Notice on Généanet
- ^ Thus he is not part of the Norman Courcy family, contrary to his entry in Dictionnaire de biographie française