Cocteau, Jean

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Cocteau, Jean Gender: M
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau
born on 5 July 1889 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Maisons Laffitte, France, 48n57, 2e09
Timezone LMT m2e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°17 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 23°23'

Jean Cocteau


French artist, poet, novelist, critic, playwright, painter, and illustrator, as well as stage and screen designer and producer, a multi-faceted and brilliant talent. He was educated at Lycee Condorcet, 1900-1904, and in his youth traveled about Europe with his mom; his dad committed suicide in 1898. He served with an ambulance unit during WW I, as a driver.

Cocteau was an avant-garde experimenter in many of the arts in France. In 1923 he became addicted to opium after the death of his companion, Raymon Radiquet. His following two books, 1930 and 1932, describe his recovery from the addiction. In 1946, he made the film "Beauty and the Beast" with Jean Marais. He was considered unconventional throughout his creative life, constantly changing the style of his work in order to remain on the cutting edge. He wrote his autobiography, "Professional Secrets" and "Maalesh," a published journal chronicling his 1949 Egyptian journey. Cocteau was elected to the French Academy and Royal Belgian Academy in 1955 and the American Academy and National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1957.

Cocteau was gay; one of his lovers was Jean Marais. He was described by friends as bird-like, unrestrained with a big ego who loved to join in the gossip and glamour of Paris life.

He died on 11 October 1963 in Paris from a heart attack, one hour after hearing about the death of his friend Edith Piaf.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Jacob, Max (born 12 July 1876)
  • lover relationship with Marais, Jean (born 11 December 1913)


  • Death of Father 1898 (Dad committed suicide)
  • Work : New Career 1909 (First volume of poetry published)
  • Mental Health : Begin Addiction 1923 (Began opium)
  • Death of Significant person 1923 (His lover/partner, Raymond Radiquet died)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 (First of two books on his opium recovery)
  • Work : Prize 1955 (French Academy and Royal Belgian Academy)
  • Work : Prize 1957 (American Academy and Ntnl. Inst. of Arts and Letters)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/237; same on B.C. in hand, Steinbrecher.

(His autobiography gives 3:50 AM, p.6)


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Opium addicted, recovered)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Traveled extensively with mom)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Dad committed suicide)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Jean Marais)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Skills - Multi-faceted
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Archivist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Ambulance driver, WW I)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Professional Secrets)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Elected to numerous Academy's)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book