Berquin, Arnaud

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Berquin, Arnaud Gender: M
born on 25 September 1747 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34
Timezone LMT m0w34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Choisnard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°39' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°19 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°55'


French children's author.

His most famous work was L'Ami des Enfans(1782-3) which was first translated into English, albeit bowdlerised, by Mary Stockdale and published in London in 1783-4 by Mary's father John Stockdale.

The work remained popular until the middle of the nineteenth century. Berquin's stories consisted of events that might happen to children in their everyday lives—they did not contain fairy tales or other imaginative literature. His books envision childhood reading as a familial exercise; for example, some of his "stories" are actually plays with parts for every member of the family. Berquin's books helped solidify the creation of the nuclear family.

He died 21 December 1791

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Choisnard in "Langage Astral"


  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature