Belin, Jules

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Belin, Jules Gender: M
Jules Joseph Belin
born on 4 July 1884 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Chézeaux, France, 47n5233, 5e3857
Timezone LMT m5e3857 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°49' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°15 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°29'

Jules Belin (1921)


French police officer, he was Inspector of the Paris flying squad ("Tiger brigade") when he participated in the arrest of Jules Bonnot's gang, then of serial killer Henri Désiré Landru, thus inspiring writer Georges Simenon to create the fictional character Commissioner Maigret.

In the investigation leading to the arrest of Landru, Belin interviewed Victorine Pellat (the younger sister of Landru's sixth known victim Anna Collomb) and Marie Lacoste (the younger half-sister of Landru's victim Célestine Buisson who had been suspicious of Landru) and then plagiarized most of the latter's research for an internal police report in which he falsely took the credit for Landru's arrest. In reality, Landru's capture was entirely due to a chance sighting of him on 11 April 1919 by Lacoste's friend Laure Bonhoure as Landru was shopping with his mistress Fernande Segret in a crockery shop on Rue de Rivoli. Bonhoure tried to follow Landru after he left the shop, but fearing he had recognized her, she ran home to tell Lacoste, who phoned Belin with the news. Belin retrieved the business card that Landru, alias "Lucien Guillet", had given to a shop assistant and visited the address indicated: 76 Rue de Rochechouart, near the Gare du Nord. However, Belin only had an arrest warrant for a man called "Frémyet", so decided to go home for the night.

On 12 April 1919, at around 11 AM, Belin returned with two fellow officers and a newly-drafted warrant and arrested Landru, who had just returned from accosting a woman on the metro.

Landru was eventually brought to trial in Versailles in November 1921, after exhausting his appeals against previous convictions. He was found guilty and executed by guillotine just before dawn on 25 February 1922 outside the gates of the Prison Saint-Pierre in Versailles.

Jules Belin wrote a book Trente Ans de Sûreté Nationale (Thirty Years of National Security, 1950). He married twice. He died on 12 May 1971 at age 86 in Chennevières-sur-Marne.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Crime : Arrest 12 April 1919 at 11:00 AM in Paris (Henri Désiré Landru)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Michaël Mandl, copy on file. Same data in his "DOSSIER SPÉCIAL: HENRI DÉSIRÉ LANDRU" [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Law : Police
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (He arrested serial killer Henri Désiré Landru)