Murger, Henry

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Murger, Henry Gender: M
Louis-Henri Murger
born on 27 March 1822 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°56' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°18 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°05'

Henry Murger


French novelist and poet. His book "Scènes de la vie de bohème" is the basis for the operas La bohème (Puccini) and La bohème (Leoncavallo), and, at greater removes, the zarzuela Bohemios (Amadeu Vives), the operetta Das Veilchen vom Montmartre (Kálmán) and the Broadway musical Rent.

The story is about his own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in a Parisian attic, and member of a loose club of friends who called themselves "the water drinkers" (because they were too poor to afford wine). In his writing he combines instinct with pathos, humour and sadness. In 1859 he received the Légion d'honneur but within two years he died almost penniless in a Paris hospital on 28 January 1861 at the age of 38.

Link to Wikipedia


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1851 (book: Scènes de la vie de bohème.)

Source Notes

Alain Stalder posted a linkt to the birth certificate at Astrodienst forum. Link to certificate


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet