Merrick, John

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John Merrick
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Merrick, John Gender: M
Merrick, Joseph
born on 5 August 1862
Place Leicester, England, 52n38, 1w05
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°45' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif


British medical case known from Dr. Ashley Montagu's book "The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity," 1971. Merrick was born into a deformed body: fine of mind and spirit, he proved himself enabled rather than embittered by adversity. He was exhibited as a freak in 1884 and in November of that year, met Dr. Frederick Treves (born 2/15/1853). Treves exhibited him to physicians as a case study and two years after they met, took Merrick into his clinic where he lived for the rest of his life. Merrick died suddenly 4/11/1890.

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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 15 February 1853 (Dr. Frederick Treves)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Date given from B.R. in American Astrology 12/1982; time unknown


  • Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Deformed body)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 27)