Bashkirtseff, Marie

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Bashkirtseff, Marie Gender: F
Maria Konstantinovna Bashkirtseva
born on 12 November 1858 Jul.Cal. (24 Nov 1858 greg.) at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Poltava, Ukraine, 49n35, 34e34
Timezone LMT m34e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°38' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°32 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°30'

Marie Bashkirtseff


Ukrainian writer who began a diary at the age 12 of her first romantic blossoming, at which time she fell in love with a Duke. She was reported as being driven by vanity and the ambition to become known.

She died of consumption on 10/31/1884, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 31 October 1884 (Tuberculosis, age 23)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Modern Astrology, 10/1897, quotes given time of, "at or about 6:30 AM." November 11 OS 1860.

Wikipedia has a different year and date:

"Until recently the accepted date of Bashkirtseff's birth was November 11 [Nov. 23, New Style], 1860. However, after the discovery of the original manuscript of Bashkirtseff‘s diary in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, it was found that her diary had been abridged and censored by her family. Her date of birth (1858 not 1860) was also falsified by her mother. The unabridged edition of the diary, based on the original manuscript, was published in France in 16 volumes, and excerpts (years 1873-1876) translated into English.

I was born the 11th [elsewhere given as the 12th of November, 1859. Actually born November 12, 1858, by the Russian calendar; November 24, 1858, by the Gregorian calendar, which is twelve days ahead of the Russian. The family celebrated her birthday each year on the day they claimed she would have been born if she had been a full-term baby— January 12 by the Russian calendar, January 24 by the western calendar. She learns later—in Book 83, December 29, 1878—from her father (but does not apparently accept his statement, as she ignores it here in her preface) that she was a full-term baby, suggesting that she was conceived before her parents had married and that all the mystification about her date of birth was intended to cover up that embarrassment.] It's horrifying just to write it, but I console myself by thinking that I certainly will not have any age when you read me.

(From: I Am the Most Interesting Book of All: The Diary of Marie Bashkirtseff , Author's preface with comment of translator, p. 1")


  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious (To be known)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 23)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Diarist)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women