Defferre, Gaston

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Defferre, Gaston Gender: M
born on 14 September 1910 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Marsillargues, France, 43n40, 4e11
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°37' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°44 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 18°40'

Gaston Defferre
photo: Sénat français, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French Socialist politician, lawyer and journalist. He was a member of the Brutus Network, a Resistance Socialist group during World War II.

A long-standing member of the National Assembly (1945–1958, 1962–1986) and member of the Senate (1959–1962), he also served for many years as mayor of Marseille (1944–1945, 1953–1986), Merchant Marine Minister (1950–1952) then Overseas Minister (1956–1957).

He owned the major centre-left newspaper Le Provençal and later acquired the right-wing daily Le Méridional.

Defferre participated in the last duel in France in 1967 with René Ribière who lost the duel, having been wounded twice. Defferre escaped relatively uninjured.

He died on 7 May 1986 aged 75 in Marseille, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin ns 3/0454 & Gauquelin 5/1440


  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (Journalist)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Socialist politician)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator)
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (Politician)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Minister)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)