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Curnonsky Gender: M
Maurice Edmond Sailland
born on 12 October 1872 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Angers, France, 47n28, 0w33
Timezone LMT m0w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°06' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°57 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°16'


French food writer, nicknamed 'Cur,' and dubbed the Prince of Gastronomy, who the most celebrated writer on gastronomy in France in the 20th century. He wrote or ghost-wrote over 65 books and enormous numbers of newspaper columns. He is often considered the inventor of gastronomic motor-tourism as popularized by Michelin, though he himself could not drive. He was a student of Henri-Paul Pellaprat.

Curnonsky died by falling out of the window of his apartment on 22 July 1956. He was dieting at the time, and hence it was speculated that he had fainted.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Accident 22 July 1956 (Fell out of window, age 83)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 386 in the online Maine-et-Loire archives, image 81/116. Death data in margin.


  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Other Food and Beverage (Food writer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ("Prince of Gastronomy")