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Pierre François LACENAIRE

French Pierre François LACENAIRE

French poet and murderer

Source :  AntistarJean Claude MARCKMANNJean-Michel VISCARDIGuy POINSARD

Born: on December 20, 1803 in Lyon, Rhône, France
Died: on January 09, 1836 in Paris, France


Lacenaire was born in Lyon. Upon finishing his education with excellent results, he joined the army, eventually deserting in 1829 at the time of the expedition to the Morea. He became a crook and was in and out of prison, which was, as he called it, his "criminal university". While in prison, Lacenaire recruited two henchmen, Victor Avril and François Martin, and wrote a song, "Petition of a Thief to a King his Neighbor", as well as "The Prisons and the Penal Regime" for a journal.

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See Also :

- Category Bandit, burglar, crook, privateer