Audin, Maurice

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Audin, Maurice Gender: M
Maurice Jean Audin
born on 14 February 1932 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Béja, Tunisia, 36n44, 9e11
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°01' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°44 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°58'

Maurice Audin


French mathematics assistant at the University of Algiers, a member of the Algerian Communist Party and an activist in the anticolonialist cause, who was one of the "disappeared" during the Battle of Algiers.

He was arrested at his home on 11 June 1957. Audin's wife and their three children never received any further information about him. According to Pierre Vidal-Naquet, who wrote in May 1958, in the first edition of L'affaire Audin, that escape was impossible, Maurice Audin died under torture on 21 June 1957, at the hands of Lieutenant André Charbonnier.

In the centre of Algiers, beside the university, the intersection of streets bearing the names of several other heroes of the Algerian Revolution is called the Place Maurice-Audin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Algérie' pdf file, p. 3.


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (25)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Algerian Communist Party)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics