Wallenstein, Albrecht von

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Wallenstein, Albrecht von Gender: M
born on 24 September 1583 (greg.) at 16:36 (= 4:36 PM )
Place Hermanitz, Czech Republic, 50n22, 15e5430
Timezone LMT m15e5430 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°52' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°00 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°18'

Albrecht von Wallenstein


Bohemian nobleman and military career man, Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius, Herzog de Wallenstein. Born to titled Protestant parents, he turned out to be a rebel from youth. Expelled from the Lutheran school, he converted to Catholicism and had a fine Jesuit education.

Wallenstein joined the Hungarian army where he distinguished himself by his brilliant achievements as a Field General, one of the great commanders. When the 30 Years War broke out, he entered the service of Emperor Ferdinand II. Winning a series of victories, 1925- 29, he was given the titles of Duke of Mecklenburg and General of the Baltic and Oceanic Seas.

In 1609 he married a rich widow and became influential at the Vienna court. He was rewarded with the Duchy of Friedland, which he expanded, introducing agricultural reforms and controlling thousands of prosperous acres.

Wallenstein had vaulting ambitions for an empire and political power, and he began to earn significant enemies. He was called "the madman" for the fury of his temper when unleashed.

His overweening ambition led to his dismissal in 1630, but he was reinstated to defend the empire against Swedish attack. He recovered Bohemia but was defeated by Gustavus Adolphus at Lutzen in 1632 and was once more dismissed. His intrigues led to an imperial proclamation of treason. Finally his own officers deserted him, and he was murdered in his own bedroom on the evening of 2/25/1634 NS. Assassins entered and ran him through with their swords, Eger, Bohemia.

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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1609 (Married a rich widow)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1630 (Dismissed by the Emperor but reinstated)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1632 (Fired for good)
  • Death by Homicide 25 February 1634 (greg.) (Murdered by assassins, age 50)
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Source Notes

Modern Astrology 2/1911 quotes Kepler, data from the Duke with the original chart in St. Petersburg Univeristy. (September 14 OS, given as 4:30 PM LAT, which would be 4:22 PM LMT but rectified by Kepler to 4:36 PM LMT)

(Ken Negus in Constellations November 2000 translated the Kepler chart as having a time of 4:13:47 PM LMT, with birthplace as Frydlant, 15 E.05, 50 N.56.)


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Jesuit education)
  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious (Ambitious for acclaim and influence)
  • Traits : Personality : Temper (Fury, called the Madman)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Titled family)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage (Rich widow)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Stabbed by sword)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Catholic convert)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Run through by swordsmen)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career