Vonnegut, Kurt

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Kurt Vonnegut
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Name
Vonnegut, Kurt Gender: M
born on 11 November 1922 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Indianapolis IN, USA, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°57 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°35'



Biography

American writer, a master of science-fiction. His novels include "Piano Player," 1952 "Sirens of Titan," 1959 and "Slaughterhouse Five," 1969, which was made into a movie. Before writing, he studied bio-chemistry for two years and anthropology for two years.

Vonnegut served in the Army during WW II and was captured by the Nazis in 1945. He survived imprisonment under the Third Reich and when the war was over was able to write short stories for the "slicks" and science-fiction magazine.

On 1/30/2000 he was rushed to the ER after suffering smoke inhalation while trying to put out a fire at his New York brownstone with the help of a neighbor. He was in serious but stable condition. When released from the hospital, he decided on a change of venue, moving to Northampton, MA where he will teach at Smith College in the fall, 2000. His daughter and son-in-law, both artists, live there with their three kids.

The novelist died in New York City on April 11, 2007 of brain injuries suffered when he fell several weeks earlier in his Manhattan home. He was 84 years old.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1945 (Taken as POW by Nazis)
  • Misc. : Trauma from Nature 30 January 2000 (Home fire, smoke inhalation)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Accident 11 April 2007 (Brain injuries from a fall; in Manhattan, age 84)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Penfield Collection "personal" (Reports data from Walter Breen, not confirmed by Breen as from Vonnegut)

Categories

  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (By Nazis)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror (Master)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Personal : Death : Accidental
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (84 years old)