Tuaillon, Auguste

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Tuaillon, Auguste Gender: M
Auguste-Ignace Tuaillon
born on 18 March 1873 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Esmoulières, France, 47n5112, 6e3658
Timezone LMT m6e3658 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°25' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°54 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 22°25'

Auguste Tuaillon ("the smallest conscript of France," 1893 engraving)


French dwarf chansonnier, called Boffy, who was reported by newspapers as "the smallest conscript of France" in 1893, on the occasion of his call for military recruitment. At twenty-three, his size was a little less than one metre (99 cm).

Tuaillon was aged about five years when growth slowed or even stopped. His major muscular weakness preventing him from taking part in farm work, Auguste earned some money by performing from the age of fifteen as a 'freak' in Luxeuil-les-Bains and Nancy.

Shortly before 1896, Auguste arrived in Paris. First employed in a coffee shop close to the Gare de Lyon, he soon joined François Trombert's Cabaret des Quat'z'Arts where he met Guirand de Scevola, Jehan Rictus and Charles Léandre. In 1897, he became the manager of the weekly newspaper of the cabaret, Les 4 z'Arts, whose chief editor was Émile Goudeau. He was also a member of Eugénie Buffet's troupe and attained fame at the Théâtre des Noctambules. He was particularly successful in two productions, Le Nain de Tarascon by Clovis Hugues and Le Don Juan de Montmartre.

On 12 November 1907, after a fortnight of illness, Tuaillon died of tuberculosis at the hôpital Lariboisière. His funeral took place on 14 November in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church in Paris. Grief was led by his friend the dwarf Delphin, like him from the Southern Vosges. The burial took place at Cimetière parisien de Pantin, where Xavier Privas, another friend of the deceased, said some words.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Rictus, Jehan (born 21 September 1867)
  • friend relationship with Delphin (born 12 October 1882)


  • Death by Disease 12 November 1907 (Tuberculosis, age 34)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°12 from the online Haute-Saône departmental archives (image 20/295): "onze heures du soir" (eleven o'clock at night). No data in margin.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Dwarf, 99 cm tall)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Chansonnier)