Honecker, Erich

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Honecker, Erich Gender: M
born on 25 August 1912 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Neunkirchen/Saar, Germany, 49n20, 7e10
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°05' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°51 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 27°40'

Erich Honecker
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German politician, the President of East Germany from 5/3/1971 to 10/18/1989. As a stolid Marxist, he ruled East Germany for 18 years until a people's uprising in October 1989 swept him aside. On 12/09/1989, almost two months after he had stepped down from his duties, Gregor Guzy took over as president. Honecker's government had badly mismanaged the economy and the environment; East Germany's infrastructure, from telephones to railroads, needed to be rebuilt, and vast sources of contamination had to be cleaned up at enormous expense. Honecker faced charges in the new United Berlin and was placed under house arrest; he eventually was sent to prison.

A sick man when he was freed in January 1993, he flew to Chile to join his wife and daughter.

Honecker died on 5/29/1994, Chile.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status 3 May 1971 (Becomes president of E. Germany)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Lose social status 18 October 1989 (Lost E. German presidency)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital January 1993 (Released)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in "Erich Honecker: eine deutsche Biographie" by Norbert F. Pötzl (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2002), p. 17: "«Die Industriestadt Neunkirchen gehörte, als Erich Honecker dort am 25. August 1912 auf die Welt kam, zum preußischen Regierungsbezirk Trier. Laut Geburtsurkunde, die der Standesbeamte Klein fünf Tage danach ausfertigte, zeigte der 31jährige Bergmann Wilhelm Honecker, wohnhaft in Neunkirchen, Karlstraße Nr. 26, an, daß von seiner 29 Jahre alten Ehefrau Karoline Honecker, geborene Weidenhof, »in seiner Wohnung« am vorangegangenen Sonntag »nachmittags um sechs Uhr ein Knabe geboren worden« sei und daß »das Kind den Vornamen Erich erhalten« habe."

[Translation: "Erich Honecker came into the world on 25 August 1912 in the industrial town of Neunkirchen which belonged to the Prussian government district of Trier. According to the birth certificate, filed five days later, 31-year-old miner Wilhelm Honecker, living in Neunkirchen, Karl Road No. 26, stated that his 29-year-old wife Karoline Honecker, who was born at Weidenhof, gave birth "in his apartment" on the previous Sunday at "six o'clock p.m., to a boy" who was "named Erich"].

Previously this data was given a C rating:

Boris Christof writes (2/2002) "most other sources give the 25th of August. In another databank the time (18:00) is repeated, but the place is lightly different (49N20, 7E10)"

He sends a page from a German Encyclopedia to confirm August 25, 1912.

(Formerly, Lescaut quoted B.R. for August 12, 1912, 6:00 PM: not confirmed.)


  • Traits : Personality : Incompetent (Mismanaged his post)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled to Chile)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Mismanaged economic and environmental infrastructures)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Imprisoned)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (President of East Germany)