Heineken, Christian Heinrich

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Heineken, Christian Heinrich Gender: M
born on 6 February 1721 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Lübeck, Germany, 53n52, 10e40
Timezone LMT m10e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 17°25' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°49 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°03'

Christian Heinrich Heineken (18th-century engraving by Johann Balthasar Probst)


German child prodigy known as "the infant scholar of Lübeck" (Immanuel Kant described him in an essay as "ingenium praecox"). When he was eight weeks old, he could speak German. He read the Pentateuch at age one, and between the ages of two and three, he read the Old and New Testament in Latin. When he was three years old, he was said to have authored A History of Denmark and recited it when visiting the King of Denmark later the same year. He died on 27 June 1725 at age four of coeliac disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 27 June 1725 (Coeliac disease, Age 4)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the German biography "Leben, Thaten, Reisen und Tod eines sehr klugen und sehr artigen 4jährigen Kindes Christian Henrich Heineken aus Lübeck" by Christian von Schöneich (Vandenhoek, 1779), p. 1: "Christian Henrich Heineken ward geboren zu Lübeck, den 6 Febr. 1721, Morgens früh, zwischen 5 und 6 Uhr."

Translation: Christian Henrich Heineken was born in Lubeck on 6 Feb. 1721 between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning.


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 4)