Gogol, Nikolai

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Gogol, Nikolai Gender: M
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
born on 31 March 1809 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Sorochyntsi, Ukraine, 50n03, 33e57
Timezone LMT m33e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden/Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°38' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°30 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°22'

Nikolai Gogol


Russian writer, a major novelist and dramatist. After failing in his early efforts to be an actor, he worked as a civil service clerk and a history teacher. His first collection of stories in 1831 brought him attention.

Died 4 March 1852, NS.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Starkman quotes Maria Chstyakova who made a comprehensive research on Gogol birth and came to the conclusion that the biography of Shevyron Stepan is the most reliable. Shevyron was a literary critic and friend of Gogol. The Science Academy asked him to write Gogol’s biography after his death in 1852. Не met with Gogol's mother and made records from her words. His biography is unfinished, but his notebooks preserved. He wrote the Gogol's mother gave the time 9.00 PM on 19 March 1809.

Previously, Penfield Collection quotes Barbault "who believed he had Libra rising," and adds, "I have seen another chart which places the birth around midnight." Old-file has the same date, 11:40 PM LMT. (March 19 OS)

Andre Barbault in personal correspondence with LMR May 2001 writes that the data is fiction. "In his "Gogol," (Flamarion 1971), Troyat mentions the parish records #25 in which his birthdate is given as 3/20/1809, no known time. He himself celebrated his birthday on the 19th."


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book