Mankell, Henning

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Mankell, Henning Gender: M
Henning Georg Mankell
born on 3 February 1948 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Stockholm, Sweden, 59n20, 18e03
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°12' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°08 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°00'

Henning Mankell (2011)
photo: David Shankbone, license cc-by-3.0


Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander. He also wrote a number of plays and screenplays for television.

He was a left-wing social critic and activist. In his books and plays he constantly highlighted social inequality issues and injustices in Sweden and abroad. In 2010, Mankell was on board one of the ships in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that was boarded by Israeli military forces.

Mankell shared his time between Sweden and countries in Africa, mostly Mozambique where he started a theatre. He made considerable donations to charity organizations, mostly connected to Africa.

Mankell was married four times and had four sons by different relationships. In 1998 he married Eva Bergman, daughter of film director Ingmar Bergman.

In January 2014, Mankell announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and throat cancer. In May 2014, he reported that treatments had worked well and he was getting better. However, on 5 October 2015, Mankell died at the age of 67, almost two years after having been diagnosed.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Bergman, Ingmar (born 14 July 1918). Notes: In-laws


  • Health : Medical diagnosis January 2014 (Lung cancer and throat cancer)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "I Die, but the Memory Lives on" by Henning Mankell (New Press, 2005), p. 40: "But what about the memory of me as an individual? The child who was born in St Göran's Hospital in Stockholm at four o'clock in the morning of February 3, 1948?"


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung and throat)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Throat (Cancer)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Cancer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four sons)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (Crime)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Dramatist)