Lacouture, Jean

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Lacouture, Jean Gender: M
born on 9 June 1921 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Bordeaux, France, 44n50, 0w34
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°48' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°35 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°13'


French historian, journalist and writer, famous for his biographies including the lives of Ho Chi Minh, Nasser, Léon Blum, De Gaulle, François Mauriac, Pierre Mendès-France, Mitterrand, Montesquieu, Montaigne, Malraux, Germaine Tillion, Champollion, Rivière, Stendhal and Kennedy.

In 1953, he worked in Cairo for France Soir, before returning to Le Monde as director for the overseas services, and grand reporter (the highest title in French journalism) until 1975.

Politically engaged on the Left, Lacouture supported decolonization, and Mitterrand

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist