Roche, Pierre (1822)
|born on||23 November 1822 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Turenne, France, 45n0315, 1e3457|
|Timezone||LMT m1e3457 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°44' 19°30 Asc. 05°26'|
French photographer by day and inspector of the moral police by night. He was known as 'Coutelat du Roché' and nicknamed 'René Bérenger le Père-la-Pudeur' (René Bérenger, the father of modesty).
He was portrayed in the 1886 oil painting, "Le quadrille de la chaise Louis XIII à l'Elysée Montmartre," by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The painting depicts him inspecting can-can dancers at a cabaret, watching for any behaviour deemed to cross the limits of decency.
He died in Paris at 4 a.m. on 22 January 1897.
Sy Scholfield cites birth data from registry ("Turenne, Corrèze/acte non numéroté") quoted in "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ou les labyrinthes du Temps: Art et géométrie temporelle" by Gérard and Julie Conton (Mémoires du Monde, 2015), p. 404; death data on same page ("Paris XIeme/acte n°249").
- Vocation : Art : Photography
- Vocation : Law : Police (Inspector of the moral police)