Arnaud, Auguste

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Arnaud, Auguste Gender: M
Arnaud, Charles Auguste
born on 22 August 1825 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place La Rochelle, France, 46n10, 1w10
Timezone LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°21 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°58'

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Auguste Arnaud
photo: Gérard Delafond, license gfdl


French sculptor. Having failed to win an 1858 competition for a commission to create a statue of king Don Pedro II of Portugal, and affected by the failure of his Vénus aux cheveux d'or (Golden-haired Venus) at the Salon of 1863 despite its purchase by Napoleon III, Arnaud fell little by little into madness. He died horribly in a railway accident in 1883.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sculpteurs' pdf file, p. 3.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (sculptor)