Brooks, Gwendolyn

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Gwendolyn Brooks
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Brooks, Gwendolyn Gender: F
born on 17 June 1917 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Topeka KS, USA, 39n02, 95w40
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°58' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 05°23 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°52'


American writer, the author of more than 20 books and poet laureate of Illinois from 1969. Brooks was a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1949 and in 1989, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Endowment for the arts. Diagnosed with cancer just the week before, Brooks died on 12/03/2000, Chicago, IL at age 83..

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  • Work : Prize 1989 (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Work : Prize 1949 (Pulitzer Prize)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts; some sources give June 7


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (More than 20 books)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Literature)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs