Chevalier, Marcel

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Chevalier, Marcel Gender: M
born on 28 February 1921 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Montrouge, France, 48n49, 2e19
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°32' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°10 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°55'


Last chief executioner in France. He succeeded André Obrecht in 1976 and held his position until 1981, when capital punishment was abolished under president François Mitterrand and justice minister Robert Badinter. Chevalier, who started his executioner's career in 1958, performed about 40 executions. After his appointment as chief executioner, on October 1, 1976, he executed only two people. They were the last two executions in France. He was married to Marcelle Obrecht, the niece of penultimate chief executioner of France, André Obrecht.

Marcel Chevalier was interviewed by the press on a number of occasions, but later, disillusioned by the sensationalist nature of press coverage, chose to say nothing of his experiences with the guillotine.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Obrecht, André (born 9 August 1899). Notes: married Marcelle Obrecht, niece of André


  • Work : End Major Project 10 September 1977 in Marseille (last beheaded person in France was Hamida Djandoubi)
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Source Notes

BC available online


  • Vocation : Medical : Mortician/ Death Affairs (executioner)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Mechanic (printer)