Lautréamont, Comte de

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Lautréamont, Comte de Gender: M
Ducasse, Isidore Lucien
born on 4 April 1846 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Montevideo, Uruguay, 34s53, 56w11
Timezone LMT m56w11 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°22' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°17 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 17°33'

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Comte de Lautréamont
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French-Uruguayan poet, known as the "black romantic."

In October 1859, at the age of thirteen, he was sent to high school in France by his father. He was trained in French education and technology at the Imperial Lycée in Tarbes. In 1863 he enrolled in the Lycée Louis Barthou in Pau, where he attended classes in rhetoric and philosophy. After a brief stay with his father in Montevideo, Ducasse settled in Paris at the end of 1867.

His only works, Les Chants de Maldoror (1868) and Poésies (1870), had a major influence on modern literature, particularly on the Surrealists and the Situationists. Les Chants de Maldoror, a booklet of thirty-two pages, is considered by many to be a bold, taboo-defying poem concerning pain and cruelty. Poésies includes parts of texts by famous authors, cleverly inverted, corrected and openly plagiarized by Ducasse.

Lautréamont died of TB at the age of 24, on 24 November 1870, at 8 a.m. in his hotel in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 24 November 1870 at 08:00 AM in Paris (TB, age 24)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Felipe Ferreira quotes the B.C. given in a biography.

Taeger quotes Barbault, quoting B.C.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from a transcript of the birth record in "Isidore Ducasse: comte de Lautréamont" by François Caradec and Albano Rodríguez (La Table ronda, 1970): "Lequel nous a déclaré la naissance d'un enfant qu'il nous a présenté et que nous avons reconnu être du sexe masculin, né à Montevideo aujourd'hui à neuf heures du matin de lui déclarant et de Dame Célestine Jacquette Davezac,"

Scholfield also quotes: "Du 4 avril 1846, à midi, acte de naissance de Isidore-François, du sexe masculin, né le même jour à 9 heures du matin, à Montevideo, de François Ducasse, chancelier délégué du Consulat Général de France, âgé de 36 ans, et de Célestine-Jacquette Davezac, son épouse, âgée de 24 ans."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 24)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet