Exler, Marie Jacobus Johannes

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Exler, Marie Jacobus Johannes Gender: M
born on 28 February 1882 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Schiedam, Netherlands, 51n55, 4e24
Timezone LMT m4e24 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°28' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°09 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 27°03'

Marie Jacobus Johannes Exler (circa 1910)


Dutch writer, campaigner for homosexual rights and co-founder of the Dutch Scientific Humanitarian Committee, astrologer, theosophist and chicken breeder.

In 1911, he published his only novel, Levensleed, with a foreword by German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, in which he confronted the inhumane treatment of homosexuals and denounced contempt for them. He presented the homosexual according to medical arguments as a third gender, neither woman or man. A few reprints and a translation in German followed. In 1913, Exler was elected as a member of the German Scientific Humanitarian Committee by Hirschfeld, an honour he shared with Jacob Schorer and Lucien von Römer, but he did not participate in any of the group's activities.

Exler was also an astrologer, actor and Theosophist, and he wrote about the effect of Giza's great pyramid in the near future and drew up horoscopes.

He died in Naarden on 21 September 1939, aged 57.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1911 (Only novel, "Levensleed")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 182). Wikipedia has 21 February in error.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Homosexual rights activist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Chicken breeder)