Battiato, Franco

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Battiato, Franco Gender: M
Francesco Battiato
born on 23 March 1945 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Riposto, Italy, 37n44, 15e12
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: De Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°32' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°12'

Franco Battiato
photo: rabendeviaregia, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Italian singer, songwriter, composer, filmmaker, and under the pseudonym of Sülphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato's songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes, and have spanned genres such as experimental pop, electronic music, progressive rock, and new wave.

He was for decades one of the most popular singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition earned him a unique spot on Italy's music scene, and the nickname of "Il Maestro" ("The Master" or "The Teacher").

His work includes songwriting and joint production efforts with several Italian and international musicians and pop singers, including the long-lasting professional relationship with Italian singer Alice. Together with Alice, Battiato represented Italy at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "I treni di Tozeur".

Battiato was vegetarian and a follower of Gurdjieff's ideas. He died on 18 May 2021 at age 76 at his home in Milo, Catania, following a neurodegenerative disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Unknown. 14:00 by Luigi Stocchi, the same on Astrotheme.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano, guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmmaker)