Laurence, Margaret

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Laurence, Margaret Gender: F
Wemyss, Jean Margaret
born on 18 July 1926 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Neepawa, Manitoba (CAN), 50n13, 99w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°38' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°27 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 07°24'

Alternative birthtime
From autobiography
Date 18 July 1926 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Neepawa, MB (CAN), 50n13, 99w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°09' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°12 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°21'

File:Margaret Laurence.jpg
Margaret Laurence
photo: David Laurence, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Canadian novelist and short story writer, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community.

Diagnosed with lung cancer she committed suicide in her home on 5 January 1987.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1952 (Birth of daughter, Jocelyn)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1955 (Birth of son, David)

Source Notes

Starkman quotes the Canadian astrologer Bjorkstrand quoting The Life of Margaret Laurence by James King (Knopf Canada, 2012), p. 14: "It was to these two people that Margaret Laurence was born on July 28, 1926 at Nepawa General Hospital at 7:30 on a Sunday evening."

Sy Scholfield quotes a different time of 7:30 AM from her autobiography, Dance on the Earth: A Memoir by Margaret Laurence (McClelland & Stewart, 1989), p. 34: "I was born on July 18, 1926, at the Neepawa General Hospital, at 7:30 a.m. on a Sunday. My mother must have felt, as I did when I had my own children, the truly miraculous nature of birth. A new human being. What an astounding process it is."

Both books cite her mother's baby book.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Cancer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction