Geeraerts, Jef

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Geeraerts, Jef Gender: M
born on 23 February 1930 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°21' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°02 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°06'

Jef Geeraerts
photo: Koen Broos, huisfotograaf van Standaard Uitgeverij., license cc-by-2.5


Flemish writer. He was a colonial administrator in Belgian Congo. On the independence of the Congo he sent his wife and children back to Belgium and in August 1960 he himself returned to Belgium. During the next six years he was paid by the government (return program). After that time he needed to find a job to survive. He decided to become a writer and went to the University of Brussels to study Germanic languages.

When he had finished his studies he wrote his first novel, Ik ben maar een neger ("I'm just a negro"), which put him on the map as extremely controversial. He wrote more of these politically motivated colonial books before he started his Gangreen series. There are four parts, Gangreen 1 (Black Venus), Gangreen 2 (De Goede Moordenaar), Gangreen 3 (Het Teken van de Hond) and Gangreen 4 (Het Zevende Zegel). Later he became famous for his detective stories. Nowadays he is a celebrated crime-novelist and several of his books (De zaak Alzheimer and Dossier K) have been filmed.

The photo shows him with his second wife Eleonore Vigenon (born 1938).

The 13027 Geeraerts (1989 GJ4) is a Main-belt Asteroid discovered on 3 April 1989 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory named after Jef Geeraerts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Mate 5 August 2008 in Drongen (death of his second wife Eleonore Vigenon)
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Source Notes

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A French website run by Philippe Lepoivre has the time 16.30 without naming a source. Later, Scholfield pointed to the book by Krispyn "Modern Stories from Holland and Flanders: An Anthology" where Geeraerst mentions his own birth time.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction