Ratisbonne, Louis

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Ratisbonne, Louis Gender: M
born on 29 July 1827 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (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 05°30' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°44 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°28'

Louis Ratisbonne


French man of letters. He studied at the school of his native town and at the College Henry IV in Paris. He was connected with the Journal des Debats from 1853 to 1876; became librarian of the palace of Fontainebleau in 1871, and three years later to the Senate.

Louis Ratisbonne's most important work was a verse translation of the La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), in which the original is rendered tercet by tercet into French. L'Enfer (1852) was crowned by the Academy; Le Purgatoire (1857) and Le Paradis 1859) received the prix Bordin.

He is also the author of some charming fables and verses for children: La Comedie enfantine (1860), Les Figures jeunes (1865) and others. He was literary executor of Alfred de Vigny, whose Destines (1864) and Journal dun pobte (1867) he published.

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Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator