Artaud, Antonin

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Artaud, Antonin Gender: M
Artaud, Antoine Marie Joseph
born on 4 September 1896 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Marseille, France, 43n18, 5e24
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°14' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°41 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°08'

Antonin Artaud


French writer and theoretician, a poet and playwright whose ideals were Baudelaire and Poe. At 14 he founded a little magazine with friends. As an adult, he founded the Theatre of Life/Theater of Cruelty. Artaud was plagued by physical and mental hardships throughout his life. He nearly died from meningitis at the age of five and suffered the rest of his life with severe headaches and neurological pains, becoming addicted to drugs. He suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized in 1937. Confined most of the remainder of his life to asylums, he gained his final release in 1946, two years before his death on 4 March 1948.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Cuny, Alain (born 12 July 1908)
  • friend relationship with Nin, Anaïs (born 21 February 1903)
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Allendy, René (born 19 February 1889). Notes: Allendy was Artaud's psychoanalyst


  • Health : Acute illness 1902 (Nearly died from meningitis)
  • Mental Health : Manic episode 1937 (Mental breakdown)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1937 (Institutionalized)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1946 (Released from insane asylum)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. (8:00 AM Paris time) (Gauquelin Vol 6/37 gives 8:30 AM; Michel Gauquelin confirms 8:00 AM by letter 1/85)

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 20.

Biography: Eric Sellin "The Dramatic Concepts of Antonin Artaud (1968) gives 8:00 AM.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Severe meningitis, age five)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Headaches, severe
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Neurological pain)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Nine years in asylums)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (psychotic breakdown in late life , schizotypal symptoms throughout life.)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Founded a magazine at 14)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection