Du Maurier, George

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Du Maurier, George Gender: M
George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier
born on 6 March 1834 at 05:50 (= 05:50 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°12' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°40 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°37'

George Du Maurier


Franco-British cartoonist and writer known for his work in Punch magazine and for his 1895 Gothic novel Trilby, which featured the character Svengali.

He was the father of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of the writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier and artist Jeanne du Maurier. He was also the father of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and grandfather of the five boys who inspired J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

The early loss of his left eye led to failing sight in his later years. George du Maurier died on 8 October 1896 at age 62 in London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Adams "One Hundred Horoscopes." Sabian Symbols No.300 has 5:47 AM. Bailey gives 5:45 AM in BJA 12/25. Lescaut gives 5:45 AM as data from B.C., unverified.

Sy Scholfield notes that in du Maurier's famous novel, Trilby, the character l'Zouzou has the same date, year and place of birth as du Maurier and gives a birth time of 5:30 AM: "Halting opposite one of the finest and oldest of all these gateways [in Paris], his especial favorite, labelled "Hôtel de la Rochemartel" in letters of faded gold over a ducal coronet and a huge escutcheon of stone, he [William Bagot alias ‘Little Billee’] began to descant upon its architectural beauties and noble proportions to l'Zouzou. "Parbleu!" said l'Zouzou, "connu, farceur! why, I was born there, on the 6th of March, 1834, at 5.30 in the morning. Lucky day for France—hein?""

In George Du Maurier (University of Pittsburgh, 1969), page 367, the author Leonée Ormond writes: "It is not surprising that, in Trilby, Du Maurier gave his own birth-date, 6 March 1834, to an aristocrat, Gontran Xavier François Marie Joseph d'Amaury de Brissac de Roncesvaulx de la Rochemartel Boisségur, born in the Hotel de la Rochemartel in the Faubourg St Germain. Like his ancestor, he suffered from a touch of 'folie de grandeur'."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Lost left eye when young, vision loss)
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist (Punch)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book