Du Camp, Maxime

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Du Camp, Maxime Gender: M
born on 8 February 1822 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°34' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°39 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°31'

Maxime Du Camp


French writer, journalist and photographer. In his younger years Ducamp was also active in politics and took part in the Revolution of 1848 (known in some countries as the Spring of Nations).

Ducamp travelled several times to Egypt and in 1849 joined the Nile expedition with his best friend Gustave Flaubert. During these travels, between 1844 and 1851, he wrote most of his novels and poems but he became famous for his photographic coverage. His travel books were among the first to be illustrated with photographs.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Start Business 1851 (co-founder of the Revue de Paris suppressed in 1858)
  • Social : Great Publicity 1853 (officer of the Legion of Honour)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1880 (elected a member of the French Academy)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (archives de Paris)

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 138.


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction