Loetscher, Hugo

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Loetscher, Hugo Gender: M
born on 22 December 1929 at 04:50 (= 04:50 AM )
Place Zürich, Switzerland, 47n23, 8e32
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°50' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°56 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°47'

Hugo Loetscher
photo: Erling Mandelmann, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Swiss writer and essayist, gay. He studied philosophy, sociology and literature at the University of Zürich and the Sorbonne. At Zürich in 1956 he obtained a doctorate with a work called Die politische Philosophie in Frankreich nach 1945 (Political Philosophy in France after 1945").

In the 1960s, Loetscher worked as a reporter in Latin America with his primary focuses being Cuba and Brazil. Later, he also traveled through Southeast Asia. He was writer in residence in 1979/80 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1981/82 he was the first holder of the Swiss Chair at the City University of New York. He was guest lecturer at several universities, e.g. in 1988 at the University of Munich in 1999 at the Universidade do Porto and 2008 at the Shanghai International Studies University and the University of California at Berkeley. Loetscher died on 18 August 2009 aged 79 in Zurich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Turel, Adrien (born 5 June 1890 Jul.Cal. (17 June 1890 greg.)). Notes: published two books of Turel after his death
  • friend relationship with Varlin (born 16 March 1900). Notes: close friends (because of painting)


Source Notes

Taeger IHL vol. 4, persoal statement from Michael Keller


  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction