Sand, George

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Sand, George Gender: F
Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin
born on 1 July 1804 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: De Marre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°27' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°10 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°26'


French author who wrote her first autobiography in 1827. Amandine married Casimir Dudevant, an older man on 9/10/1822, and had two children, Maurice on 6/30/1823 and Solange on 9/13/1828.

Fame eluded her until she left her husband and kids on 1/04/1831 and headed to Paris. Once there, she lived a bohemian lifestyle, taking outstanding lovers, both male and female, and continuing to write. Her first novel, "Indiana" was published in 1832 under the pseudonym George Sand. Though not an attractive woman, she had a spirit and passion that attracted two of the most romantic figures of her day. In June 1833, she met Alfred de Musset and began a tempestuous love affair that continued until 3/06/1835. She obtained a legal marriage separation in July 1836 and later that year met Frederic Chopin. They carried on a passionate romance which lasted nine years, from May 1838 to 1846.

Sand was the daughter of a man of royal ancestry. When she was four, he died and she was unhappily caught in between the conflicts of her mother and grandmother. After three convent schools she went to Nohant to live with her grandmother. There she developed a love of nature and her own free spirit, which she indulged by wearing men's clothing.

At the age of 18, she married Casimir Dudevant on 9/10/1822 and subsequently had two children, a son, Maurice (born 6/30/1823) and a daughter, Solange (born 9/13/1828). Her frustration with the conventional life of a French housewife became intolerable until she abandoned the pretence. Never able to form a lasting romantic relationship, she had a series of lovers. Most of her later life was spent in Nohant, where she found in nature the fulfillment she could not find in a man.

It is known that she had periodic bouts of depression; however, she was an idealist and optimist at heart. Her books are quintessentially the pastoral novel, favoring a naive belief in the goodness of humanity, maturing to a more pragmatic, post-Romantic realism. Politically she supported and wrote about socialist and nationalist causes. "I put up with life," she wrote, "Because I love it."

She left 112 volumes when she died of stomach cancer at Nohant on 6/08/1876 at the age of 71.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Clésigner, Auguste (born 22 October 1814). Notes: mother-in-law
  • role played of/by Davis, Judy (born 23 April 1955). Notes: David plays Sand in 1991 film, "Impromptu"


  • Relationship : Marriage 10 September 1822 (Casimir Dudevant)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 30 June 1823 (Son Maurice born)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1827 (Autobiography published)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 13 September 1828 (Daughter Solange)
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  • Social : Change of Lifestyle 4 January 1831 (Deserted her husband and kids)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship June 1833 (Affair with Alfred de Musset)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 6 March 1835 (Relationship with Alfred)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship May 1838 (Frederic Chopin, eight years)
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Source Notes

Luc de Marre quotes Choisnard, B.C. for 22:30 (Sabian Symbols No.818 gives 10:25 PM. Biographies give "evening."). However, in late 2011, a person who wishes to remain anonymous sent materials that give 15:00 as the birth time. The source is "Registre des actes de naissances de Paris du 6e arrt (ancien) pour l'an 12" (calendrier revolutionaire)." The correspondent wrote, "One can find this information in George Sand "Oeuvres Autobiographiques" de la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade edited by Gallimard; texte établi, présenté et annoté par Georges Lubin. Vol. 1 and 2." Vol. 1 page 1236-1237

Notes d'Histoire de ma vie

  • Page 13.

2. <...> Voici l'acte d'après une copie ancienne, plus complète que celle de l'état civil reconstitué:

" Extrait du Registre des actes de naissance de Paris du 6e arrt (ancien) pour l'an 12. --- Du 13e jour du mois de messidor de l'An douze de la République, une heure de relevée, acte de naissance de Amandine-Aurore-Lucile. Née le 12 du mois présent [*]], à 3 heures de relevée, Rue Meslée n°15, division des Gravilliers, fille de Maurice-François Dupin, officier d'état major et de Antoinette-Sophie-Victoire Delaborde demeurant comme dessus, mariés à Paris depuis un an. Le sexe de l'enfant a été reconnu être féminin. En présence de Amand-Jean-Louis Maréchal, officier réformé, âgé de 30 ans, demeurant à Paris, comme dessus, et Étienne Voisin, employé âgé de 64 ans, demeurant à Paris, passage du Commerce, même division, sur la réquisition à nous faite par le Père qui a signé avec les témoins après lecture faite." (Lov., E 952, f° 25).

[*] calendrier républicain.

3 heures de relevée = 15 heures (3 hours after 12)

(Old French sentences!). But we even have the exact birth place, Rue Meslée (which still exists). This edition is dated 1970, of much later date than Choisnard's work who may not have had access to the correct information."


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Stomach; terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Periodic)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age four when dad died)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Affairs with Chopin and de Musset)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter and one son)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (High volume of lovers, both sexes)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Took the name of George Sand)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women