Descartes, René

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Descartes, René Gender: M
born on 31 March 1596 (greg.)
Place Descartes, France, 46n58, 0e42
Timezone LMT m0e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Wemyss
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°57' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif

René Descartes


French scientist: a mathematician who invented analytic geometry and a philosopher who founded a concept based on masterful logic that the beginning point of all perception was based on a certainty of one's own existence.

Died in 2/11/1650, Stockholm, Sweden.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 11 February 1650 (greg.) at 04:00 AM in Stockholm (Age 54)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Mysterious 11 February 1650 (greg.) at 04:00 AM in Stockholm (Pneumonia or murder ?)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

PT notes that he was born in La Haye, now called Descartes. Wemyss gives the date, NS, in Modern Astrology 4/1928, no time.

(Penfield Collection quotes Barbault "who believes he had Capricorn rising," for 2:00 AM LMT. Andre Barbault in personal correspondence with LMR May 2001 writes, "Absurd! He himself said that he refused to give his hour of birth, on purpose, to frustrate astrologers.")

Death:"Der Spiegel" (32, 1996)quotes "Descartes - a case of murder" (by Eike Piess)and "Brief über die Krankheit und den Tod des Dr.

Cartesius" (Willem Pies)Eike Pies suggests in her book no pneumonia, but murder. (perhaps arsenic poison).

Starkman rectified to 1.51.20 LMT Asc 5Cap34'


  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (I think, therefore I am)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book