Robida, Albert

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Robida, Albert Gender: M
born on 14 May 1848 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Compiègne, France, 49n25, 2e50
Timezone LMT m2e50 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°52' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°00 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°24'

Albert Robida


French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard's weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.

He studied to become a notary, but was more interested in caricature. In 1866 he joined Journal Amusant as an illustrator. In 1880, with Georges Decaux, he founded his own magazine La Caricature, which he edited for 12 years. He illustrated tourist guides, works of popular history, and literary classics. His fame disappeared after World War I.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

BC in hand from Didier Geslain archive, file peintres, photo #112 and 113.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter, caricaturist, illustrator)