Marquis, Don

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Marquis, Don Gender: M
Perry, Donald Robert
born on 29 July 1878 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Walnut IL, USA, 41n33, 89w35
Timezone LMT m89w35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°32' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°08 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 04°25'


American writer and journalist, famed for his "archy and mehitabel," an autobiography written by a cockroach (archy) and his friend, an alley cat (mehitiabel), the entire book was written in lower case, inasmuch as the cockroach could not use the shift key. Marquis also wrote three books in the late '20s and early '30s along with light and serious poetry, comic and dramatic plays, novels and essays.

Prior to his literary success, he worked for the New York Evening Sun for ten years where he established himself as a humorist and satirist. Marquis worked as a journalist in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA.

Throughout his adult life he was forced to deal with poor health and Marquis died after a long illness on 12/29/1937, Forest Hills, NY.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 29 December 1937 (After a long illness, age 49)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes Edward Anthony, "O Rare Don Marquis" 1962


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Satire)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist