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Fernand Meyssonnier

Fernand Meyssonnier (1931–2008) was an executioner in the last years of French Algeria. He acted as an executioner from 1947 to 1961 and killed more than 200 people.

He is the author of a book "The Executioner's Tale" (Paroles de bourreau : Témoignage unique d'un éxécuteur des arrêts criminels) answering questions about his career as an executioner.He inherited the job of executioner from his father Maurice Meyssonnier in 1947 when he ended compulsory education. His ancestors had been executioners from ages ago. When Algeria became independent from France in 1961, the guillotine was replaced by execution by firing squad.In 1961, shortly before Algerian independence, Fernand Meyssonnier went to Tahiti where he met his future wife with whom he had a daughter, and founded several businesses. After his retirement, he went to metropolitan France. He bought a house in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse where he died on August 8, 2008.

Meyssonnier had been erroneously called the "last (French) executioner alive". In fact, he died the same year as Marcel Chevalier, the last French chief executioner, who served from 1976 to 1977.

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Some of their strengths

Fernand Meyssonnier has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Quick-witted, Passionate, Communicative, Trustworthy, and Artistic.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Fernand Meyssonnier is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Fernand Meyssonnier well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Fernand Meyssonnier as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Fernand Meyssonnier is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Fernand Meyssonnier tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of Fernand Meyssonnier's challenges

While Fernand Meyssonnier has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Fernand Meyssonnier can be Hypocritical, Self-centered, Stubborn, Idle, Unfocused, Indecisive, and Non-confrontational.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of Fernand Meyssonnier's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

Unfocused and Indecisive

Fernand Meyssonnier is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, Fernand Meyssonnier also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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