Vidocq, Eugène

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Vidocq, Eugène Gender: M
Eugène-François Vidocq
born on 24 July 1775 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Arras, France, 50n17, 2e47
Timezone LMT m2e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Birke
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°52' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°43 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°48'


French criminal turned criminalist, whose life story inspired several writers, including Victor Hugo, Edgar Allan Poe and Honoré de Balzac. The former criminal became the founder and first director of the crime-detection Sûreté nationale as well as the head of the first known private detective agency. Vidocq is considered to be the father of modern criminology and of the French police department. He is also regarded as the first private detective.

On 11 May 1857, Vidocq died at the age of 81 in his home in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)

Source Notes

Jim Birke quotes [1] for 2 am, source not given. Wikipedia has "born during the night of 23 to 24 July 1775"


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime
  • Vocation : Law : Private Investigator