Heyerdahl, Thor

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Heyerdahl, Thor Gender: M
born on 6 October 1914 at 16:40 (= 4:40 PM )
Place Larvik, Norway, 59n04, 10e00
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°32' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°44 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 22°25'

Thor Heyerdahl


Norwegian adventurer, a sailor and descendent of the Vikings who sailed a balsa raft, the "Kon Tiki," across the Pacific in 1947 with a crew of five. In 1969, he attempted to cross the Atlantic in "Ra," but failed 600 miles short of land. His second attempt to cross the Atlantic, in the "Ra II," succeeded; the trip lasted from 17 March to 12 August 1970.

Fluent in six languages and married three times, with five kids in various parts of the world, Heyerdahl has rarely stayed anyplace for long. After getting his degree in biology and geography, he set off for the South Seas in 1937. He took his young bride on his first field trip; they had two sons and divorced in 1948. His second wife bore him three daughters in their 20 years together, divorcing amicably in 1969. By 1990, the 75-year-old world-class adventurer was investigating archaeological ruins in Peru. He maintained a daunting pace of research, lectures and public debate over his unconventional theories on human migration. His third wife, Jacqueline, said he made 70 airline trips in 2001

When diagnosed with brain cancer, Heyerdahl, 87, refused food, water or treatment on 9 April 2002 and slipped into a coma a week later. He died in his sleep on the night of 18 April 2002, near Colla Michari, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin Travel 1947 (Began trip across Pacific)
  • Social : Begin Travel 17 March 1970 (Began sailing across the Atlantic)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Return Home 12 August 1970 (Finished sailing across Atlantic)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Ebertin in "Cosmobiology International," 7/1972

Starkman rectified to 16.29.56 CET Asc 15Aqu25'


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five kids)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Sailor)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Traveled the Pacific and Atlantic in rafts)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book