Fontaine, André

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Fontaine, André Gender: M
André Lucien Georges Fontaine
born on 30 March 1921 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 04°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°18'

André Fontaine (1969)
photo: Jac. de Nijs / Anefo, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French historian and journalist. He started working at Temps Présent, and then at Le Monde in 1947, at the official beginning of the Cold War. He became the newspaper's editor from 1969 to 1985, and director from 1985 to 1991. As of February 2007 he was still contributing articles to the paper. André Fontaine is famous for his historical thesis according to which the Cold War in fact started as soon as 1917 with the cordon sanitaire policy.

Fontaine died in Paris on 17 March 2013.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

BC in Didier Geslain archive. Also reported by Daisy van de Vin in CEDRA.


  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (editor of French journal Le Monde)