Mackay, John Henry

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Mackay, John Henry Gender: M
born on 6 February 1864 at 15:10 (= 3:10 PM )
Place Greenock, Scotland, 55n57, 4w45
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°02 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°39'

John Henry Mackay


Scottish individualist anarchist, thinker and writer, raised in Germany.

Mackay was the author of "Die Anarchisten" (The Anarchists, 1891) and "Der Freiheitsucher" (The Searcher for Freedom, 1921). Mackay was published in the United States in his friend Benjamin Tucker's magazine, "Liberty." He was a noted homosexual.

Mackay lived in Berlin from 1896 onwards, and became a friend of scientist and Gemeinschaft der Eigenen co-founder Benedict Friedlaender.

Using the pseudonym Sagitta, Mackay wrote a series of works for pederastic emancipation, titled "Die Bücher der namenlosen Liebe" (Books of the Nameless Love). This series was conceived in 1905 and completed in 1913 and included the "Fenny Skaller," a story of a pederast.

Under his real name he also published fiction, such as "Der Schwimmer" (1901) and, again as Sagitta, he published a pederastic novel of the Berlin boy-bars, "Der Puppenjunge" (literally "The Boy-Doll", but published in English as "The Hustler") (1926).

Mackay died in Stahnsdorf on 16 May 1933, ten days after the Nazi book burnings at the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 May 1933 (Heart attack or suicide? Aged 69)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield requested the data from Caroline Gerard who quoted the birth record in April 2008.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Anarchist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)