French Robbers

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Jacques Mesrine
(French Murderer, Burglar and Kidnapper)
Jacques Mesrine
Birthdate: December 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clichy, France
Died: November 2, 1979

Jacques Mesrine was a French criminal who carried out numerous burglaries, bank robberies, and kidnappings in the US, France, and Canada. He also killed many people and escaped repeatedly from prison, which earned him notoriety. Nicknamed The Man of a Thousand Faces, Jacques Mesrine was an expert in hiding his true identity. His life inspired a two-part film titled Mesrine.

Claude Duval
(French Highwayman Whose Life Has Inspired Novels, Dramas & Operas)
Claude Duval
Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Domfront, Orne, Normandy, France
Died: January 21, 1670

Claude Duval was a French highwayman who is often associated with a popular legend, according to which, he abhorred violence. He is also depicted as someone who was courteous to his victims and famous among women, making him an ideal choice for artists and writers. Claude Duval's life has inspired novels, dramas, and operas.

Albert Spaggiari
Albert Spaggiari
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Laragne-Mont├ęglin, Hautes-Alpes, France
Died: June 8, 1989

Albert Spaggiari was a French criminal best remembered for organizing an infamous break-in into the Société Générale bank in July 1976 in France. Spaggiari remained free after evading arrest during his case hearings. Albert Spaggiari remains a popular figure and has been referenced in many films, such as The Great Riviera Bank Robbery and Les égouts du paradis.

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