Quintuplets, Dionne

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Quintuplets, Dionne Gender: F
Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, Marie
born on 28 May 1934 at 03:56 (= 03:56 AM )
Place Callander, Ontario (CAN), 46n13, 79w23
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°04 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 22°34'

Dionne Quintuplets


Canadian quintuplets born to an Ontario farm couple, believed to be the first quints to live more than a few hours and the first to all survive. They were delivered by Dr. Allan Dafoe who saved them with borrowed incubators. Their combined weight was 13 lbs 6 oz.

While they were still babies, the Canadian government took the babies from their impoverished and uneducated parents who already had five kids (with three more to follow) and displayed them in a specially-built theme park called Quintland, to be gawked at by tourists. From six in the morning to six at night, their every minute was scheduled, in a lucrative side show.

When the tourist trade dwindled and they were returned to their family at age nine, the quints claim they were resented by their siblings, beaten by their mom and sexually abused by their dad. When the claims became public in their 1995 biography, "Dionne Quintuplets: Family Secrets," their siblings issued a statement denying their allegations.

According to recent audits, Ontario netted $350 million in quint-generated tourism revenue. Yet, by the time they came of age, the funds were dissipated on the upkeep of Quintland and its managers. At 18, the girls left home and broke off communication with their parents.

They began to lead separate lives in 1953. Three of the girls studied Home Economics, Cecile became a nurse, Yvonne studied art and Marie entered a convent for less than a year. Annette and Yvone became librarians. All the quints had epilepsy and Emilie died of a seizure on 8/06/1954, shortly before taking her vows to become a nun. Marie, who became a florist, died of a blood clot in 1970. Annette was the first to marry, in October 1957. Cecile married a month later and Marie in 1958. The three women had ten kids in all but all divorced within a few years.

Far from retiring in luxury, the three surviving quints, Cecile, Annette and Yvonne, spent recent years scraping by on Yvonne's $600 a month librarian pension and sharing Annette's heavily mortgaged Montreal home. Unworldly about money, at 21 they had easily gone through their trust funds of $119,000 each.

On 3/06/1998, the Canadian government offered the women an apology and $2.8 million in compensation.

On 6/23/2001, Yvonne died of cancer in Montreal, leaving a remaining two of the famous set.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1934 (Nine years used as a tourist attraction)
  • Death of Sibling 6 August 1954 (Emilie died, suffocation from epipleptic seisure)
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  • Relationship : Marriage October 1957 (Annette married)
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  • Relationship : Marriage November 1957 (Cecile married)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1958 (Marie married)
  • Death of Sibling 1970 (Marie died of apparanet stroke, age 35)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1995 (Autobiography released)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 6 March 1998 (Recieved large settlement from Canadian government)
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  • Death of Sibling 23 June 2001 (Yvonne died of cancer)
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Source Notes

Pierre Berton "The Dionne Years," states that Yvonne was born just prior to 4:00 AM, Annette within seconds. After a few minutes Cecile, followed immediately by Emilie and Marie.

AJ Fall/1934 quotes a news article, "Mother went into labor at 4:00 AM. They called the doctor; when he arrived, one child had been born. All five were born within a half hour. No one was sure of the order of birth of the babies."

Sabian Symbols No.280 gives 3:56 AM for Yvonne as the first born.


  • Family : Childhood : Family large (13 kids)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Winnings/ Lottery (Awarded lg. settlement from government)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Quints)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Famed quints)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker (First to all survive)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women