Conrad, Joseph

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Conrad, Joseph Gender: M
Korzeniowski, Joez Teodor Konrad Nalecz
born on 3 December 1857 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Berdichev, Russia, 49n54, 28e36
Timezone LMT m28e36 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°24' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°20 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 03°52'

Joseph Conrad
photo: Dean+Barb, license cc-by-2.0


Polish-British adventurer and writer who was famous for his romantic and tragic stories about intrigue and life in Malaya, the Congo and Europe. His novels included "Tales of Unrest," 1898, his famous "Lord Jim," 1900 and "Personal Records," 1912.

Conrad was a delicate child and a high-strung young man who tired easily. In 1890, in the Congo, he became severely ill with fever and dysentery; healed slowly, and for the rest of his life was not entirely well.

On 8/02/1924, his son Borys brought his wife and newborn son Philip to see Conrad at his 18th century home in Kent. Conrad was propped up in bed smoking his usual cigarette. Far into the night he talked with his son, with whom he had a close and loving relationship.

During the night he got out of bed and was sitting in the armchair when he died, 8/03/1924, Bishopsbourne, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Munro, Neil (born 2 April 1864)


  • Health : Acute illness 1890 (Severe illness in Congo)

Source Notes

Penfield Collection spec. Old-file gives Poland, 2:00 AM.

Sy Scholfield notes that the baptismal certificate is transcribed into English in "Conrad Under Familial Eyes" by Zdzislaw Najder (Cambridge University Press, 1983), p. 31. The transcription does not contain a time of birth.

Starkman rectified to 9.51.48 LMT


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Delicate child, high strung, tired)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing (Loving relationship with his son)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to England from Poland)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Romantic and tragic stories)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book