Rictus, Jehan

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Rictus, Jehan Gender: M
born on 21 September 1867 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Boulogne sur Mer, France, 50n43, 1e37
Timezone LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°51' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°27 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 21°08'

Jehan Rictus


French poet, born Gabriel Randon.

After an unhappy childhood and poor beginnings in the life, Gabriel Randon, having taken the pseudonym of Jehan-Rictus, found success in 1895 with poems in popular language which he interpreted in Parisian cabarets. These Soliloques du Pauvre (Soliloquies of the Poor) were published in 1897. Some other volumes of verse followed, until le Coeur populaire in 1914. At the time of World War I, he stopped publishing. He also forsook its anarchism for royalist opinions. He is also the author of an autobiographical novel, Fil-de-fer, in regular French, and of a vast diary, still unpublished.

Céline's slang probably owes much to Jehan Rictus'

He died 6 November 1933.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet