Pirandello, Luigi

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Luigi Pirandello
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Pirandello, Luigi Gender: M
born on 28 June 1867 at 03:15 (= 03:15 AM )
Place Agrigento, Italy, 37n19, 13e35
Timezone LST m13e22 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 05°53' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°23 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°27'


Italian writer with a keen awareness of the frustration and conflicts of values. An outstanding novelist, his most noted work was "Padre Padrone," and he won the Nobel Prize in 1934 for literature. His best-known plays are "Enrico IV" and "Six Characters in Search of an Author."

The son of a mine owner, he studied at universities in Rome and Bonn, where he obtained his doctorate in philology. He settled near Rome in 1893, writing verse, plays, short stories and two novels. He taught at the Normal College for Women in Rome 1897-1921.

Pirandello married Antonietta Portulano in 1894; she became insane but was not committed until just before her death in 1918. He served in the military in the war of 1915.

Pirandello was troubled with stomach problems, tuberculosis and in 1903 had an episode of suicidal depression.

He died 12/10/1936 Rome, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1894 (Antonietta Portulano)
  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1903 (Period of suicidal depression)
  • Social : Joined group 1915 (Served in the military)
  • Work : Prize 1934 (Nobel Prize for literature)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (3:15 AM Palermo time) Same from Ciro Discepolo quotes a biography by Gaspare Guidice


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Illness, stomach problems)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Wife insane)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Taught at same college 24 years)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (1915)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Short stories, novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Plays)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Literature)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection