Knappich, Wilhelm

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Knappich, Wilhelm Gender: M
born on 9 October 1880 at 07:29 (= 07:29 AM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone LMT m16e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°13 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°36'

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Wilhelm Knappich
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Austrian astrologer, author, librarian and historian best known for his historical studies and his excellent history of astrology.

Knappich was library director of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. After his retirement in 1933, together with Walter A. Koch, he devoted himself to the history of astrological houses and their calculations. With his work Horoskop und Himmelshäuser – Grundlagen und Altertum (The Horoscope and Its Houses - Basics and History, 1959), he created, together with Koch, one of the most comprehensive analyzes of ancient house systems. Likewise, his other writings are considered standard works on the history of astrology.

Wilhelm Knappich died on 28 December 1970 in Vienna at age 90.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • associate relationship with Koch, Walter A. (born 18 September 1895). Notes: Co-authors


  • Work : Retired 1933

Source Notes

Taeger Lexikon has 7:29 AM quoting Belcsak, from Knappich.

Sy Scholfield quotes from Geschichte der Astrologie by Wilhelm Knappich (Klostermann, 1988), page xi: "Wilhelm Knappich ist am 9. Oktober 1880 morgens um 7.30 Uhr Ortszeit in Wien geboren und starb dort am 28. Dezember 1970."

Translation: Wilhelm Knappich was born on 9 October 1880 at 7:30 a.m. local time in Vienna and died there on 28 December 1970.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Historian)