Roch, Nicolas

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Roch, Nicolas Gender: M
born on 4 January 1813 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Mende, France, 44n30, 3e30
Timezone LMT m3e30 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°10' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°20 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°03'


French executioner, he became chief executioner after the death of Jean-François Heidenreich. A chief executioner was called Monsieur de France. Nicolas was only eleven years old when he started helping his father who was also an executioner. He worked in the Vaucluse and the Jura before landing in Paris. Here in the capital of France he decapitated about one head per month. He died at the age of 66 and worked 55 years at the service of the Ministry of Justice. His successor was Louis Deibler.

Link to Wikipedia (French)


  • parent->child relationship with Roch, Henri (born 26 July 1865)
  • (has as) student relationship with Deibler, Louis (born 12 February 1823). Notes: was his aide in Bretagne


Source Notes

BC available online


  • Vocation : Medical : Mortician/ Death Affairs (executioner)