Bauby, Jean-Dominique

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Bauby, Jean-Dominique Gender: M
born on 23 April 1952 at 05:25 (= 05:25 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°58' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°44 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 20°40'

Portrait of Jean-Dominique Bauby 
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Jean-Dominique Bauby
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French journalist, editor-in-chief of Elle magazine from 1995. He was married; two children. Bauby was loved for his impassioned approach to life.

When he suffered a rare kind of stroke following a car accident in December 1995, he went into a coma for 20 days, and emerged from it to discover that the only thing that functioned in his body was his left eye. He could see, and by blinking, he could communicate. In this way, Bauby wrote "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." He died on 3/09/1997, a few days after the book was published.

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  • Work : New Career 1995 (Started with Elle magazine)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis December 1995 (Stroke following car accident)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1997 (Book released)
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Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, pp. 31-32.

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No. 41, May 1997


  • Traits : Personality : Persistent
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (A survivor)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Paralyzed except left eye)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (20 day coma)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Auto)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (The Diving Bell & the Butterfly)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor in chief)