Rigaut, Jacques

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Rigaut, Jacques Gender: M
Jacques Georges Rigaut
born on 30 December 1898 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 7, France, 48n5125, 2e1912
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 08°26' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°01 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 27°57'


French surrealist poet, part of the Dadaist movement. His works frequently talked about suicide and he came to regard its successful completion as his occupation. On 6 November 1929 at the age of 30, as he had announced, Rigaut shot himself, using a ruler to be sure the bullet would pass through his heart.

Rigaut's works include:

  • Agence Générale du Suicide
  • Et puis merde!
  • Papiers Posthumes
  • Lord Patchogue

His suicide inspired the book Le Feu Follet by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle. The movie The Fire Within from Louis Malle is based on this book. The movie Oslo, August 31st directed by Joachim Trier, released in 2012, is also largely based on Le Feu Follet although the narrative takes place in contemporary Norway. The Granada-based Spanish indie pop band Lori Meyers has a song entitled "La Vida de Jacques Rigaut" (The Life of Jacques Rigaut) with its lyrics relating with his life.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Suicide 6 November 1929 (shot himself, died three days later on 9 November)
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Source Notes

BC in hand from Geslain archive


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Dadaist, Surrealist)