Spoerry, François-Henri

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Portrait of François-Henri Spoerry (click to view image source)
François-Henri Spoerry
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Spoerry, François-Henri Gender: M
born on 28 December 1912 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Mulhouse, France, 47n45, 7e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°34' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°34'


French architect, developer, urban planner, philanthropist and writer.

During World War II, he used an architectural research project in Aix-en-Provence as a cover for working with the French Resistance. In April 1943, he was arrested and deported to Buchenwald and Dachau. After the war ended Spoerry opened his first architectural firm in Mulhouse. Spoerry is the author of 'A gentle architecture, from Port-Grimaud to Port-Liberté' published in 1991.

An anecdote: Louis Trintignant portrayed an architect building a coastal town in the movie ‘Les Biches’ from Claude Chabrol. The movie plays partly in Port Grimaud and the story goes that the movie character was based on architect Spoerry.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital April 1943 (Deported to Buchenwald and Dachau)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1991
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1999 (died at home Port Grimaud France)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (acte 10)


  • Traits : Personality : Other Personality (Philantropist)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (avid sailor)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ('A gentle architecture, from Port-Grimaud to Port-Liberté')