Ravel, Maurice

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Ravel, Maurice Gender: M
Joseph-Maurice Ravel
born on 7 March 1875 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Ciboure, France, 43n23, 1w41
Timezone LMT m1w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°58' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°46'

Maurice Ravel


French composer, a leader in the French musical impressionist movement and considered one of the modern masters of orchestration, known for the vigor and beauty of his orchestral and ballet studies. One of his most famous works was the music that would always be called "Ravel's Bolero," composed in 1928. His major works included the ballet, "Ma Mere l'Oye" (Mother Goose), written in 1908 for the children of some friends, and first performed in 1910. The score preceded his 1925 fairy-tale opera, "L'Enfant et les Sortileges." Many consider "Daphnis et Chloe" to be one of his greatest achievements, and he also composed two piano concertos.

Ravel studied music at the Paris Conservatoire under French composer Gabriel Faure.

It was suspected that Ravel may have had Alzheimer's. After a minor traffic accident on 10/10/1932 he began to show signs of senility though only 57 years old. The accident was not connected with the following years of aphasia and ataxia, but he never fully recovered. Aside from some music already in the works, he composed no more. In 1933, he tried to conduct a concert in Paris, but it was to be his last. He eventually lost his ability to produce or comprehend musical sounds, remember names, or even to recognize his own music.

On 12/18/1937, he entered a hospital in Paris and died 12/28/1937 after brain surgery.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other criminal relationship with Vincent, Clovis (born 26 September 1879). Notes: medical fault or misdiagnosis.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1908 (Ballet written, "Ma Mere I'Oye")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1912 (Daphnis Et Chole first performed)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1928 (Composed noted works, "Ravel's Bolero")
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 1932 (Auto accident)
  • Work : Retired 1933 (Attempted last concert, retired)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 December 1937 (Died after brain surgery, age 62)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/2218. Gauquelin quotes from birth certificate but in June 2010, Geoff Poole wrote that one of Ravel's biographers, H.H.Stuckenschmidt, clearly gives 6 PM. In the absence of source for Stuckenschmidt's time, it is assumed that Gauquelin correctly quoted the birth certificate though there may be a chance, as Geoff Poole points out, that the biographer or the researcher misread the hour as the French words "six" (six) and "dix" (ten) are only one letter different.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility (Possible)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Surgery)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Auto)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Brain)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Never fully recovered)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer of orchestra and ballet)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book