Huysmans, Joris-Karl

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Huysmans, Joris-Karl Gender: M
born on 5 February 1848 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°29 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 03°29'

Joris-Karl Huysmans


French novelist (from Dutch ancestry), who had a civil job for 30 years at the French ministry. From the start he was part of Naturalism movement in literature but he became associated with the decadent movement with his publication of À rebours. His work expressed his deep pessimism, which had led him to the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. In later years, his novels reflected his study of and conversion to Catholicism. He became a Benedictine monk and died a painful death suffering from mouth and lung cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Siebelink, Jan (born 13 February 1938). Notes: translator of Huysmans


  • Work : Prize 1892 (Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur for his work as a civil servant)
  • Social : Joined group 1895 (converted to Catholicism)
  • Death by Disease 12 May 1907 in Paris (mouth and lung cancer painful)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'h' pdf file, p. 101.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Benedictin monk)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (novels)