Heine, Heinrich

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Heine, Heinrich Gender: M
Heine, Harry
born on 13 December 1797 at 15:20 (= 3:20 PM )
Place Düsseldorf, Germany, 51n12, 6e47
Timezone LMT m6e47 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°11' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°37 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 15°17'

Heinrich Heine


German poet, writer and literary critic, best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered a member of the Young Germany movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities—which, however, only added to his fame. He spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.

Heine was the eldest of four children born to Jewish parents. In 1825 he converted to Protestantism. Heine was also a third cousin once removed of philosopher and economist Karl Marx, also born to a German Jewish family in the Rhineland, with whom he became a frequent correspondent in later life.

In May 1848, Heine, who had not been well, suddenly fell paralyzed and had to be confined to bed. He would not leave what he called his "mattress-grave" (Matratzengruft) until his death eight years later. He also experienced difficulties with his eyes. It had been suggested that he suffered from multiple sclerosis or syphilis, although in 1997 it was confirmed through an analysis of the poet's hair that he had suffered from chronic lead poisoning. He bore his sufferings stoically and he won much public sympathy for his plight. His illness meant he paid less attention than he might otherwise have done to the revolutions which broke out in France and Germany in 1848. He was sceptical about the Frankfurt Assembly and continued to attack the King of Prussia.

Heine had had few serious love affairs, but in late 1834 he made the acquaintance of a 19-year-old Paris shopgirl, Crescence Eugénie Mirat, whom he nicknamed "Mathilde". Heine reluctantly began a relationship with her. She was illiterate, knew no German, and had no interest in cultural or intellectual matters. Nevertheless, she moved in with Heine in 1836 and lived with him for the rest of his life (they were married in 1841). He died on 17 February 1856 in Paris at age 58.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Pfau, Ludwig (born 25 August 1821)
  • other kin relationship with Marx, Karl (born 5 May 1818). Notes: Third cousins and pen pals
  • compare to chart of Wagner, Richard (born 22 May 1813). Notes: Suspicious as Heine was Jew (like Meyerbeer)


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Preuss, Penfield quotes Barbault for 3.30, speculative.

Starkman rectified to 05.22.36 LMT Asc 21Sco24.


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eldest of four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Essayist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession