Bouguereau, William

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Bouguereau, William Gender: M
Adolphe Williams Bouguereau
born on 30 November 1825 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place La Rochelle, France, 46n10, 1w10
Timezone LMT m1w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 04°56'

William Bouguereau ("Portrait of the Artist," 1879)


French academic painter who used mythological themes in his realistic genre paintings, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. As the quintessential salon painter of his generation, he was reviled by the Impressionist avant-garde. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favor with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. Throughout the course of his life, Bouguereau executed 822 known finished paintings, although the whereabouts of many are still unknown. On 19 August 1905, aged 79, Bouguereau died in La Rochelle from heart disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Matisse, Henri (born 31 December 1869)


  • Death by Disease 19 August 1905 (Heart disease, age 79)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (no. 412) from Charente-Maritime archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)