May, Karl

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May, Karl Gender: M
Karl Friedrich May
born on 25 February 1842 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany, 50n48, 12e42
Timezone LMT m12e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°55' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°54 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°03'

Karl May


German writer who was very popular within the fiction genre. Generations of children in the German speaking countries grew up with his books. He was fascinated with stories and legends about cowboys, American Indians, the Old West as well as with tales from the Orient. His books are primarily products of his rich imagination as he did not travel to the US until he was age 66. That year, 1908, he and his wife visited the northern portion of New York state, seeing Buffalo, Albany and Niagara Falls.

Asteroid 348 May has been named after him.

May died on 30 March 1912, Radebeul, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Brice, Pierre (born 6 February 1929). Notes: played a character invented by Karl May


Source Notes

"Astrology" quotes B.R. February/1982.

Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth record quoted in "Arno Schmidt & Karl May" by Heinz Hermann Stolte and Gerhard Klussmeier (Hansa-Verlag, 1973), p. 45: "Karl May wurde abends um 10.00 Uhr geboren. (Veröffentlicht im Karl-May- Jahrbuch 1930, S. 144; dort zitiert nach dem Geburts- und Taufregisterauszug vom 25. 2. 1842. Eine beglaubigte Originalabschrift liegt dem Autor vor. S. a. Wollschläger, Karl May, Reinbek 1965, S.7)." Scholfield traced the reference, quoting same data and full name from "Karl May: Grundriss eines gebrochenen Lebens, Volume 3" by Hans Wollschläger (Wallstein Verlag, 2004), p. 8.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Imagination