Stopes, Marie

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Marie Stopes
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Stopes, Marie Gender: F
Carmichael, Marie
born on 15 October 1880 at 04:10 (= 04:10 AM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone LMT m3w13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°44'


British scientist and sex reformer who was an author and crusader for better birth control in the U.K. With degrees in geology and botany and a doctorate in German that she obtained in Munich, she became the first woman on the science staff at Manchester University. Stopes' name became synonymous with birth control as she became more and more impassioned with her cause. During her lifetime, she wrote a film, 10 books, three stage plays and was a second rate poet. One of her noted books is, "Married Love."

During her first marriage, Stopes remained a certified virgin; later, the marriage was annulled. She made a second marriage at 37 and bore a stillborn baby the following year. Her second child was a son whom she cut out of her will years later when he married a woman of his own choice. She and her second husband drifted apart and eventually divorced.

For a woman who rejected sex up to the age of 37, she apparently learned to appreciate the physical expression of love, as she had a 35-year-younger beau at 73.

Stopes died of breast cancer on 10/02/1958, near Dorking, Surrey, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 2 October 1958 (Age 77)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : First Sex 1918 (At age 37)
  • Death of Child 1919 (Gave birth to stillborn)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1918 (Second marriage)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Johnina Hamilton for B.C. in hand


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Unviersity science)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (For birth control)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (35-year younger beau)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Film script)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Second rate)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two children)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One stillborn infant)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal (Virgin until 37)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Sex reformer)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Activated clinics and education on birth control in England)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (10 books)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Breast, terminal)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Botony)