Strindberg, August

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Strindberg, August Gender: M
Strindberg, Johan August
born on 22 January 1849 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Taby, Sweden, 59n30, 18e03
Timezone LMT m18e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°13' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°47 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 15°18'

August Strindberg


Swedish famed writer of great stories; a historian, novelist and noted most as a playwright. In addition to a total of more than 70 plays, including many chronicle plays on Swedish history, Strindberg produced an enormous amount of literature in other forms. He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, essays, satire and works on history and travel.

Supporting himself as a painter, journalist, tutor and librarian, he began writing on the side. His first important play, "Master Olaf," was produced in 1872. He won renown for his satirical novel, "The Red Room," in 1879.

Strindberg spent an unhappy childhood and suffered through three poor marriages that left him a very bitter man and woman-hater. His first marriage was in 1877, to Swedish actress, Siri von Essen. His misogyny was suggested in his following works, "Married," "The Father" and "Miss Julie."

He died of cancer 5/14/1912 Stockholm, Sweden.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Job 1872 (First play produced)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1877 (First marriage, Siri von Essen)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1879 (Book, "The Red Room")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1891 (First divorce)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1893 (Second wife Frida Uhl)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1896 (From second wife Frida)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1901 (Third wife Harriet Basse)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1904 (From third wife harriet)

Source Notes

Ivan Wilhalm sends a photocopy of a chart which Strindberg drew himself.

Sy Scholfield quotes Brita M. E. Mortensen & Brian Westerdale Downs's book, "Strindberg: An Introduction to His Life and Work" (Cambridge University Press, 1965), p. 1: "The first and greatest of Strindberg's misfortunes was his birth. This took place at 8 o'clock on the morning of Monday, 22 January 1849 in a house, now demolished, on Riddarholmen Island in the city of Stockholm. At his baptism he received the Christian names Johan August."


  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Misogynist)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Unhappy)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three unhappy marriages)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Essays, short stories, novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Famed)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Historian, travels)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection