Courbet, Gustave

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Courbet, Gustave Gender: M
Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet
born on 10 June 1819 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Ornans, France, 47n06, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°20' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°59 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 27°27'

Gustave Courbet


French artist, one of the developers of realism whose works were considered scandalous when he first exhibited. The son of a rural landowner, he studied at College Royal in Besanconb but went to Paris in 1840, exhibiting his first works at Salon in 1844. When he was refused exhibition in 1855, Courbet organized his own display.

A visit to Germany in 1856 inspired a series of landscapes and hunt scenes. His official recognition began in the 1860's and in 1870 he refused the cross of the Legion d'Honneur that was offered to him by Napoleon III. He became involved in the Commune of Paris, in charge of all art museums, saving the city's collection from looting mobs; but was accused of allowing the destruction of Napoleon's Vendome column in 1871 and was imprisoned for his activities. He was sentenced in 1873 to pay for its reconstruction and he fled to Switzerland, near Vevey where he later died on 12/31/1877.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Monet, Claude (born 14 November 1840)


  • Family : Change residence 1840 (Moved to Paris)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1844 (First exhibition, Salon)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1850 (Noted piece, "The Stonebreakers")
  • Work : Lose social status 1855 (Refused exhibit at the Paris World Exposition)
  • Family : Change residence 1856 (Visit to Germany)
  • Work : Gain social status 1870 (Cross of the Legion d'Honneur, refused)
  • Social : Joined group 1871 (Commune of Paris)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1871 (Imprisoned for six months)
  • Family : Change residence 1873 (Fled to Switzerland)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1873 (Sentenced to pay for reconstruction of column)
  • Death by Disease 31 December 1877 in La Tour-De-Peilz (Liver disease, age 58)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/253


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Invoved in Commune of Paris)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (For involvement with commune, destruction of column)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Developer of realism)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book