Waugh, Evelyn

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Evelyn Waugh
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Waugh, Evelyn Gender: M
born on 28 October 1903 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°39 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 06°15'


British writer, a novelist best known for "Decline and Fall," published in September 1928, a book that made his name. His "Brideshead Revisited" was filmed as a television mini-series in the '90s.

He met Evelyn Gardner in April 1927 and they married on 6/27/1928. Two years later his wife fell in love with another man and filed for divorce. His interest in Catholicism began at about this time. Through 1932, he had a difficult period with women and continued to have unsatisfactory affairs. In December 1934, he fell in love with Laura Herbert. He proposed in August 1936 and they married on 4/17/1937. He had a total of seven kids, losing one daughter at birth. His father died on 6/24/1943 and his mother in 1954.

Waugh became a convert to Roman Catholicism, being received into the church on 9/29/1930. Some years later, when upon questioning his belief system toward the end of 1954, he became deeply despondent. At the end of 1953 his health was deteriorating and he suffered from delusions. He hoped for a cure from a cruise in January 1954 but he became so deranged that the captain put him ashore at Port Said. He flew to Ceylon where his wife joined him to take him back to England with a complete mental breakdown.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released September 1928 (Noted book released)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person April 1927 (Evelyn Gardner)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 27 June 1928 (First marriage, Evelyn)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person December 1934 (Laura Herbert)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship August 1936 (Proposed to Laura)
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  • Death of Mother 1954
  • Social : Joined group 29 September 1930 (Baptized Roman Catholic)
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  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1954
  • Mental Health : Psychotic episode 1953 (Began having delusions)
  • Social : Begin Travel January 1954 (Hoped cruise would regain health)
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Source Notes

James Brockbank quotes Selina Hastings biography, 1994, in which she quotes from his mother's diary, "'Evelyn born 10.30 in great haste before Dr Andrews could arrive," given in an article in Astrological Journal July/2001.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness (Delusional)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Seven)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One daughter died at birth)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Roman Catholic)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Complete mental breakdown)