Deburau, Charles

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Deburau, Charles Gender: M
Jean Charles Deburau
born on 15 February 1829 at 09:35 (= 09:35 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (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 26°30' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°11 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 08°07'

Charles Deburau (as Pierrot, photo by Nadar, c. 1855)


French mime, the son and successor of the legendary Jean-Gaspard Deburau, who was immortalized as Baptiste the Pierrot in Marcel Carné's film Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis, 1945). After his father's death in 1846, Charles kept alive his pantomimic legacy, first in Paris, at the Théâtre des Funambules, and then, beginning in the late 1850s, at theaters in Bordeaux and Marseille. He is routinely credited with founding a southern "school" of pantomime; indeed, he served as tutor to the Marseille mime Louis Rouffe, who, in turn, gave instruction to Séverin Cafferra, known simply as "Séverin".

He died in Bordeaux on 19 December 1873.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Rouffe, Louis (born 10 April 1849)
  • compare to chart of Séverin (born 19 May 1863)


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'danseurs' pdf file, p. 40.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Mime