Bens, Jacques

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Bens, Jacques Gender: M
Jacques Henri Jules Bens
born on 25 March 1931 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Cadolive, France, 43n24, 5e33
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°05' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°23'


French writer and poet. Bens grew up in Marseille and studied zoology, because of ill health he had to interrupt his studies. He was co-founder of L’Ouvroir de Literature Potentielle, or l’Oulipo; French-speaking writers and mathematicians who’s purpose was: the seeking of new structures and patterns which may be used by writers in any way they enjoy. From 1960 till 1963 he worked on l'Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, a collection of scientific texts. Later he became general-secretary for the Société des Gens de Lettres (writers collective).

Link to Wikipedia (French)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 48.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction