Choisnard, M. Paul

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Choisnard, M. Paul Gender: M
Marie Martin Paul Choisnard
born on 13 February 1867 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Tours, France, 47n23, 0e41
Timezone LMT m0e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°50' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°49 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°25'


French graduate of the École Polytechnique and career soldier in the French Army who retired with the rank of Major of Artillery.

As an astrologer Choisnard was polemic rather than theoretical, seeking to demonstrate statistically the soundness of astrology and a protagonist of the statistical method. He tended to write in a controversial style; the author of 30 books. He was the founder

of the short-lived magazine "L'influence Astrale," 1913-1914; with no doubt the main influence of French astrology in the 20th century. His works deal with the main branches of astrological research, technical

and statistical, historical, epistemological. His books include "Influence astrales," 1901, 1913 and 1926, an essay on experimental astrology; "Langage astral," 1902, 1921, 1928, 1930, and a revised edition in 1940; and "La loi d'hérédité astrale," 1919. He influenced Michel

Gauquelin who worked on his hypothesis and gave them a new justification.

Choisnard died 2/09/1930, 11:55 PM, St. Geni de Saintange, France.



  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 February 1930 at 11:55 PM in Geni de Saintange, France (Age 63 in four days)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Astrologues' pdf file, p. 56 ("Flambart" is stated on the BC as his mother's maiden name).

Previously this entry had same data but with birth name given as Paul Flambart: Modern Astrology 5/30 quotes B.R. Same in L'Astrol Et La Vie. Patrice Guinard same, de Marre


  • Traits : Personality : Practical/ Realistic (Pragmatist)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Major of Artillery)
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Polemics, stats, some 30 books)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Major influence on French astrology)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection