Rolfe, Frederick William
|born on||22 July 1860 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°21' 16°06 Asc. 02°47'|
British author of a romanticized autobiography "Hadrian the Seventh." The book was released in 1904; in 1967 a play was based on the fantasy. A Roman Catholic convert who self-imposed martyrdom on himself, he was also a homosexual, failing repeatedly to enter the priesthood. Writing under the pseudonym, Baron Corvo, he spent ten years wandering Europe; painting, tutoring and photography before doing any serious writing. His most important works, a historical account of the Borgias and a series of biographies of the lives of saints, was surpassed by his fictional autobiography as a Pope.
Rolfe died 10/26/1913, Venice, Italy.
Carter's Astrological Quarterly Fall/1958
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Fictional, as a Pope)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Catholic)
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Wrote under a pseudonym)