Toussenel, Alphonse

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Toussenel, Alphonse Gender: M
born on 17 March 1803 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Montreuil Bellay, France, 47n08, 0w09
Timezone LMT m0w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°47 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°21'

Alphonse Toussenel (1864)


French naturalist, writer and journalist, utopian socialist and a disciple of Charles Fourier. Toussenel was anglophobic and anti-semitic. He was at one time editor-in-chief of the newspaper La Paix, and his studies of natural history served as a vehicle for his political ideas. He was also the brother of teacher and translator Théodore Toussenel. An avowed antisemite, Toussenel's Les juifs rois de l'époque, histoire de la féodalité financière (1845) argued that French finance and commerce was controlled by an 'alien' Jewish presence, typified in the malign influence of the 'Rothschild railroad'. In this, he drew upon a tradition of French socialist antisemitism (as seen in the earlier work of his inspiration Fourier, and Proudhon). He died in Paris on 30 April 1885.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in Gavroche, Issues 127-144 (Éditions Floréal, 2003): "Alphonse, le 26 ventôse (17 mars 1803), et non le 27 ventôse comme le mentionnent le plus souvent les auteurs qui ont copié celui qui n'a pas su lire l'acte de l'état civil qui précise, ce même 27. « né le jour d'hier ». à 11 heures du soir."

(Translation: Alphonse, [born] on 26 ventôse (17 March 1803), and not on the 27th ventôse as mentioned most often by authors who copied from the civil record but who did not know how to read the document, which specifies on this same 27th, that he was 'Born yesterday' (the 26th) at 11 o'clock in the evening).


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Anglophobic and anti-semitic)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction