Gilkin, Iwan

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Gilkin, Iwan Gender: M
born on 7 January 1858 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Brussel, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone LMT m4e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°18' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°03 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 29°36'

Iwan Gilkin


Belgian poet. Gilkin was associated with the Symbolist school in Belgium. His works include Les ténèbres (1892, featuring a frontispiece by Odilon Redon) and Le Sphinx (1907). Linked with the development of the literary revue the Parnasse de la Jeune Belgique, he was an early appreciator of the Comte de Lautréamont's infamous work, Les Chants de Maldoror, and sent several copies of the book to his friends, including fellow poet Léon Bloy. His mature works, which often concerned difficult religious and philosophical themes, reflect a highly pessimistic, spiritual and anti-positivistic outlook, influenced by Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Schopenhauer.

He died 28 September 1924.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet