Howells, William Dean

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Howells, William Dean Gender: M
born on 1 March 1837 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Martins Ferry, Ohio, 40n06, 80w43
Timezone LMT m80w43 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°38' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°41 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°16'

William Dean Howells (by Underwood & Underwood)


American realist author and literary critic. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.

Howells died in his sleep shortly after midnight on May 11, 1920.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Twain, Mark (born 30 November 1835)


  • Other Death 11 May 1920 at 12:10 AM in Manhattan (In his sleep)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Dancing in Chains: The Youth of William Dean Howells" by Rodney D. Olsen (NYU, 1992), p. 58: "When he approached his sixteenth birthday, he began to anticipate his death. To await the fateful hour, he asked his mother the exact time of his birth. She said four o'clock in the morning."


  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor