Plante, Francis

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Plante, Francis Gender: M
born on 2 March 1839 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Orthez, France, 43n29, 0w46
Timezone LMT m0w46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°23' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°58'


French pianist and composer. In 1908, at age 69, he became one of the oldest pianists to ever have his work recorded. Plante made his debut in Paris when he was nine years old. A musical prodigy, he studied under the tutelage of Antoine Marmontel at the Conservatoire in 1849, and after only seven months there, he won the first prize for piano in 1850. A protégé of Liszt and Rossini, he played in many salons around Paris, but from 1861-72, he made no public appearances while he studied and refined his piano technique. Upon his return to the stage, he was acclaimed as a virtuoso. He gave concerts regularly until 1900, after which he made no public appearances except for rare performances at charity concerts for the next eight years.

Married, his wife died in 1908.

Plante died 12/19/1934, St.-Avit, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1849 (Conservatoire)
  • Work : Prize 1850 (First prize for piano)
  • Misc. : Waiting/ On Hold 1861 (No public appearences for 11 years)
  • Work : Retired 1900 (Retired from concerts)
  • Death of Mate 1908 (Wife)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 December 1934 at 12:00 noon in St.-Avit, France (Age 95)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 4/2203


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Musical)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Age nine)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Composer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)