Galsworthy, John

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Galsworthy, John Gender: M
born on 14 August 1867 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Kingston, England, 51n25, 0w19
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°51 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°17'

John Galsworthy


British writer, a novelist, dramatist and playwright who was one of the most important writers of his time. He was most noted for his series of novels about the Forsyte family from 1906-1928. The son of a wealthy lawyer and businessman, he was educated at Oxford and called to the bar in 1890.

Traveling extensively, he did not begin writing until encouraged by Ada Galsworthy, his cousin's wife, with whom he had an affair until their marriage. His first story collection "From the Four Winds" was released in 1897 and he published four unsuccessful books under the pseudonym John Sinjohn. His most famous novel, "The Man of Property" opened the Forsyte novel series. The film version by the BBC became a worldwide hit in 1968. Galsworthy was awarded the Order of Merit in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1932.

His one marriage was to Ada in 1905. He died on 1/31/1933, London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1897 (Release of his first collection of stories)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1905 (Ada Galsworthy)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1906 (Release of his first novel)
  • Work : Prize 1929 (Order of Merit)
  • Work : Prize 1932 (Nobel Prize for Literature)

Source Notes

LMR quotes Marrot, "Life and Letters of John Galsworthy," 1936, p.28. Same in Sabian Symbols No.364


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealthy family, traveled extensively)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (18 years with Ada)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Wrote under pseudonum also)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous awards, Order of Merit)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Most important writer of time)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book