Maupassant, Guy de

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Maupassant, Guy de Gender: M
Maupassant, Henri Rene Albert Guy de
born on 5 August 1850 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Arques la Bataille, France, 49n53, 1e08
Timezone LMT m1e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°29' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°13 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°09'

Guy de Maupassant


French author of vivid and brutal short stories that made him popular to his readers. Writing with a terse, biting and impersonal style, he was richly dramatic in effect. Maupassant's novels include "A Life, Pierre and Jean" and "Bel Ami."

Emile Zola described him as one of the happiest, and one of the unhappiest, men in the world. In the 1870s he was a happy, penniless civil servant enjoying girls, fun-loving friends and boating on the Seine. Maupassant was a broad-shouldered, stocky man, with wiry chestnut hair and regular features.

His sexual appetite was prodigious; inevitably he contracted syphilis, possibly in 1874. By 1878 his eyesight was badly affected; he was subject to fits of melancholia and violent migraines. Maupassant refused to acknowledge his syphilis and blamed his symptoms on everything from overwork to the humid air of Normandy. In spite of his denial, he attempted suicide twice.

On New Year's day in 1892 he visited his mother in Nice. She was shocked by his appearance and begged him on her knees to not return to Cannes but stay and rest. He refused and returned to his cottage where his valet bled him and gave him chamomile tea. In the morning he attempted to cut his throat with a paper knife, fearing that he was going mad from the illness he so vehemently denied. On January 7th, he was taken to a luxurious mental institution near Paris. His male servant was allowed to accompany him, but no women visitors were allowed. Sex continued to obsess him during his final 18 months. In his madness he became paranoid, accusing Francois of stealing his money. He would howl like a dog, and lick the walls of his room. Aware of when his attacks were coming on, he would ask for a strait jacket. In late June, after a violent convulsion, he fell into a coma and died of insanity from syphilis on 7/07/1893.

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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1874 (Contracted syphilis)
  • Health : Chronic illness 1878 (Loss of eyesight from syphilis)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1892 (Committed to asylum)
  • Health : Change in Appearance 1892 (Mother shocked by change)
  • Death by Disease 7 July 1893 (Insanity from syphilis, age 42)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. Same in Gauquelin Vol. 6/558


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Wire, chestnut)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Broad shouldered, stocky)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : STD/Sexually transmitted (Syphilis)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Headaches, severe (Violent migraines)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Eyesight affected by STD)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Fits of melancholia)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Insane, institutionalized)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Very sociable)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Boating)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Prodigious sexual appetite)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Insanity from syphilis)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt (Two)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Civil servant)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Vivid, brutal short stories)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Master of short story)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book