Fuller, Buckminister

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Buckminister Fuller
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Name
Fuller, Buckminister Gender: M
born on 12 July 1895 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )
Place Milton MA, USA, 42n15, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°35' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°34 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 25°52'



Biography

American scientist, the brilliant engineer-inventor of the Geodesic dome which combines a series of tetrahedron skeletons, a writer and lecturer. Labeled both a crackpot and a genius, he was awarded nearly 40 honorary degrees from universities in the U.S. and the UK and was the author of 20 books, including his perhaps best-known work, "Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth," 1970.

The son of a Boston tea merchant, Fuller attended Harvard for one year before being expelled for cutting classes. He met Anne Hewlitt in 1914 and after serving for three years as a Navy Officer, they married. When they lost their first child to pneumonia, he considered suicide. After working in his father-in-laws construction business for a half dozen years, he took his wife and second child to a poor section of Chicago and began to develop his radical theories and original designs. In his lifetime he held more than 2,000 patents. He and his family lived precariously, as he once said, "With enough money for a bowl of soup." His last 30 years were more comfortable, with lecture tours and teaching.

Bucky, as he was affectionately known, died of a heart attack on 7/01/1983 while at the hospital visiting his ailing wife, Los Angeles, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes him when she pressed him for the time.

(Formerly, LMR quotes date from him in a letter, "time unknown, perhaps morning.")

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Genius)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Geodesic dome among 2,000 inventions)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Not much money)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Over 40 honorary degrees)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Three years Naval officer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (First child died of pneumonia)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work (Construction business a few years)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Lecture tours)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)