Peake, Mervyn

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Portrait of Mervyn Peake (click to view image source)
Mervyn Peake
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Peake, Mervyn Gender: M
Mervyn Lawrence Peake
born on 9 July 1911 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Kaolun (Hong Kong), China, 22n18, 114e10
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°51' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°07 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°18'


British artist, illustrator, author, poet, and playwright. He suffered from encephalitis during his last 10 yrs. He is best known for the "Gormenghast" trilogy. Married once.

He died in Burcot, England on 17 November 1968.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Steinbrecher collection: P. Wright "The Literary Zodiac" quotes his elder brother.


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Artist, artist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Playwright)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Poet, poet)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Author)