|born on||5 February 1848 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°40' 18°29 Asc. 03°29'|
French novelist (from Dutch ancestry), who had a civil job for 30 years at the French ministry. From the start he was part of Naturalism movement in literature but he became associated with the decadent movement with his publication of À rebours. His work expressed his deep pessimism, which had led him to the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. In later years, his novels reflected his study of and conversion to Catholicism. He became a Benedictine monk and died a painful death suffering from mouth and lung cancer.
- Work : Prize 1892 (Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur for his work as a civil servant)
- Social : Joined group 1895 (converted to Catholicism)
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'h' pdf file, p. 101.
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Benedictin monk)
- Vocation : Politics : Government employee
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (novels)