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).


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