|Birthname||Dickens, Charles John Huffam|
|born on||7 February 1812 at 19:50 (= 7:50 PM )|
|Place||Portsmouth, England, 50n48, 1w05|
|Timezone||LMT m1w05 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||17°58' 12°36 Asc. 18°50'|
British writer and editor, perhaps the greatest of the English novelists and one of the most celebrated writers of his time describing life in Victorian England. His works included "Pickwick Papers," 1837, "A Christmas Carol," 1843 and "A Tale of Two Cities," 1859. The literary circles of the time considered Dickens' works populist, charming fiction, but his thousands of readers in England and abroad in America considered him a master of literature. Even today, critics consider him a literary genius of his time.
Born into a large Victorian middle-class family that was slowly sinking into poverty, the Dickens household moved from Kent to Camden Town to London then his dad went to Marshalsea debtor's prison in 1824. At 13, Charles worked in a shoe-blacking factory and roamed the streets of London alone at night. The meanness and poverty of the London streets left Dickens feeling abandoned and helpless as a boy.
He established himself as a hard-working journalist in his early career. In 1839 at the age of 27 he became the celebrated author of "Oliver Twist" and moved his growing family to a middle-class home. He married 19-year-old Catherine Hogarth on 4/02/1836 and she immediately became pregnant with the first of ten children (one of whom died). Catherine became fat and sad, suffering from post-partum depression after each confinement.
At 47, at the height of his popularity, Dickens was the stern, disciplinarian father of nine children. He described himself as "a misplaced and mismarried man." He dismissed his devoted wife, Katherine and persuaded his sister-in-law Georgina to take over housekeeping chores and become surrogate mother to his family.
Dickens had an appreciation for attractive young women. Victorian society was shocked by his cavalier treatment of his wife and his adulterous relationship to a young theatrical actress, Nelly Ternan. Despite his growing wealth and fame, he worried continually about money. Dickens was a moody man. He never forgot his unhappy, poverty-stricken childhood and used the memories to write on the immense wrongs of the Victorian period.
Dickens enjoyed a vigorous walk at a 20-to-30 mile clip. His health began to decline during his public reading tours in the U.S. and Britain in his later years. He suffered from constant neuralgia, severe rheumatism and heart trouble. Collapsing several times in 1869, his foot went lame and he suffered paralysis on his left side. He died 6/09/1870 at 6:10 PM in Gadshill, England after suffering a massive stroke the prior night during dinner. Dickens left a legacy of more than 2,000 characters to brighten our days.
- Death by Disease 9 June 1870 (Apoplexy, age 58)
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- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1843 (Release of "A Christmas Carol")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1859 (Release of "A Tale of Two Cities")
- Work : New Job 1826 (Shoe-blacking factory, age 13)
- Other Family 1824 (Dad was sent to debtors prison)
- Work : Gain social status 1839 ("Oliver Twist" improved their life style)
- Health : Change in Appearance 1869 (Became lame, paralysis)
- Other Death 9 June 1870 at 08:10 AM in Gadshill, England (Massive stroke, age 58)
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Dr. Broughton in "Elements of Astrology" quotes him to Professor Wilson, an astrologer in London."
(Lyndoe quotes him for 11:59 PM in AA 2/70. Same by Langton "Childhood and Youth of Charles Dickens" 1883, "about midnight.")
(LMR prefers the Virgo rising chart due to the amount of detail and the quantity of characters in his novels, as well as his emphasis on social ills.)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Noted writer)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten)
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Set his wife aside, asked sister-in-law to move in)
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Preferred young ladies)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Walked to stay in shape)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Dad sent to debtors prison)
- Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Initially a journalist)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Heart trouble)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Paralysis (Prior to death)
- Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Creative genius)
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity (Created more than 2,000 characters)
- Traits : Personality : Hard worker
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Autoimmune other (Rheumatism)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Neuralgia)
- Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Factory at 13)