Besse, François

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Besse, François Gender: M
born on 25 July 1944 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Cognac, France, 45n42, 0w20
Timezone CEST h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°28' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°25 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°06'


French criminal, a thief and hold-up gangster. He was known as "The Eel" as he was the king of escape and camouflage [disguise]. After being sentenced on 5/10/1971 to seven years in jail, he escaped.

On 2/07/1973, while trying to evade police arrest, he shot himself in the chest. Miraculously saved, he is sentenced on 6/17/1975 to 15 years in jail. Once more he escaped, 10/191975.

Arrested on 3/04/1976, he was in prison for two years before he managed to escape with Jacques Mesrine, 3/08/1978. Together the two hoodlums held up the Casino de Deauville.

Arrested in Belgium in March 1979, he escaped from the court house of Brussels on 7/26/1979.

Arrested in Spain on 1/20/1982, he escaped from the prison-van on 2/17/1983. He was believed to be dead, until a hold-up in Cognac on 11/22/1993.

On 5/01/1994, his companion, Marie-Ange Checa-Ernoso gave birth to a baby girl under an assumed name in Carcassonne, and fled the clinic.

Besse was arrested in Tangier on 11/23/1994 around 4 PM and sentenced to prison.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


  • parent->child relationship with Besse, Baby (born 1 May 1994)


  • Crime : Trial dates 10 May 1971 (Sentenced to seven years in jail)
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  • Health : Violent trauma 7 February 1973 (Shot himself in chest)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 17 June 1975 (Sentenced to 15 years in jail)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 19 October 1975 (Escaped from jail)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 8 March 1978 (Escaped prison)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 26 July 1979 (Escaped from courthouse)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 17 February 1983 (Escaped from prison van)
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  • Financial Crime Perpetration 22 November 1993 (Hold up in Cognac)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 May 1994 (Daughter born)
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  • Crime : Arrest 23 November 1994 at 4:00 PM (In Tangier)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 26 July 2006 (released from prison)
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Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.14, 12/1994. Original BC in Geslain archive.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Shot himself)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Many times)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Theif and hold-up gangster)