Vacher, Joseph

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Vacher, Joseph Gender: M
born on 16 November 1869 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Beaufort, France, 45n43, 6e35
Timezone LMT m6e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°44' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°12 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°01'


French psychopathic serial killer who, from May 1894, strangled, knifed, raped, sexually mutilated and disemboweled seven women and four youths.

One of 15 kids, as a young man he served in the military. From the time he was a kid, he was vicious, shy and lazy. In 1893 a girl resisted his advances so he hurt her badly. He was sent to an asylum where he attempted suicide, shooting himself in the head. He was wounded, but survived.

When released on 4/01/1894 he thought that his persecution mania was over, but he promptly began his gruesome murders that eventually reached the total of 22 people over a period of 3 1/2 years.

Vacher was arrested on 8/04/1897. Upon sentencing, he was carried semi-conscious to the guillotine where he was executed on 12/31/1898.

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  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 1893 (Beat up a girl)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1 April 1894 (Released from jail)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration May 1894 (Began murder spree for next three years)
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  • Death by Execution 4 August 1898 (Executed by guillotine, age 28)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (T. Pat Davis quoted Richard Von Kraft-Ebing for the same date in "Psychopathic Sexualis," translated from the Latin. Same in Sabian Symbols No.924)


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality (Psychopath)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Killed at least 22 people)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt (Shot himself while in asylum, survived)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (One of 15 kids)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Served in Army for a while)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Guillotine)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Psycho serial killer)
  • Traits : Personality : Passive/ Bland (Shy and lazy)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Torturer/ Sadist (Mutilator)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Rapist/ Sex crime
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Strangled, beat and knived victims)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Asylum)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs