Breitwieser, Stéphane

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Breitwieser, Stéphane Gender: M
Stéphane Guillaume Frédéric Breitwieser
born on 1 October 1971 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Mulhouse, France, 47n45, 7e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°38 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 27°34'

Stéphane Breitwieser (in the "salon du livre" at Colmar, France, 26 November 2006)
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French art thief.

Between 1995 and 2001 he stole 239 artworks and other exhibits, worth an estimated US$1.4 billion (£960m), from 172 museums while travelling around Europe and working as a waiter.

A self-described art connoisseur, he purportedly stole in order to build a vast personal collection, particularly of 16th and 17th century masters.

On 7 January 2005 he was sentenced to three years by a court in Strasbourg but only served 26 months. The day before his sentencing he attempted to hang himself, but was stopped after another inmate alerted guards.

Breitwiesser wrote an autobiography of his exploits, titled Confessions d'un Voleur d'art ("Confessions of an Art Thief"), published in French in 2006.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'b' pdf file, p. 348.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Art thief)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Waiter/ Waitress
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer