Bénichou, Pierre

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Bénichou, Pierre Gender: M
Pierre Daniel Bénichou
born on 1 March 1938 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Oran, Algeria, 35n43, 0w43
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°25' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°37 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°16'

Pierre Bénichou (2016)
photo: VL., license cc-by-3.0


French journalist who started his career as an intern for France Soir. He joined France Dimanche in 1956. He became a reporter for Jours de France in 1961. He became the editor-in-chief of Le Nouvel Observateur, another magazine, in 1966. He subsequently joined Les Grosses Têtes, a radio programme. He was also a contributor to Vivement Dimanche, a television programme hosted by Michel Drucker.

His father, André Bénichou, was a philosophy professor who opened a private school after he was dismissed from his job for being Jewish in 1941, in the midst of World War II. One of his father's pupils was famous author Albert Camus. His paternal uncle, Paul Bénichou, was a historian. His paternal grandparents were practising Jews. He moved to Paris, France, in 1949.

Bénichou was married to Alix Dufaure; she died in 2012. Actor Vincent Lindon is his stepson by his widow's first marriage. He also had a son, Antoine.

He became a Commander of the Legion of Honour on 25 March 2016. Pierre Bénichou died on 31 March 2020 at age 82 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Joffrin, Laurent (born 30 June 1952)
  • has other family relationship with Lindon, Vincent (born 15 July 1959). Notes: Step-father/ son


  • Family : Change residence 1949 (Moved to Paris)
  • Relationship : Marriage 16 December 1970 (Alix Dufaure)
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  • Work : Prize 25 March 2016 (Commander of the Legion of Honour)
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Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'b' pdf file, p. 128.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (41 years with Alix Dufaure)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One stepson)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son and one stepson)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Radio and TV)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Commander of the Legion of Honour)