Raverat, Jacques

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Raverat, Jacques Gender: M
Jacques Pierre Paul Raverat
born on 20 March 1885 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Le Havre, France, 49n30, 0e08
Timezone LMT m0e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°27' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 06°44'


French painter, who married the English painter and wood engraver Gwen Darwin in 1911. She was the daughter of George Darwin and Lady Maud Darwin, née Maud du Puy and granddaughter of Charles Darwin. They had two daughters, Elisabeth (1916–2014), who married the Norwegian politician Edvard Hambro and Sophie Jane (1919-2011) who married the Cambridge scholar M.G.M. Pryor and later Charles Gurney.

Before moving, in 1920, to Vence in France, the couple were active members of an intellectual circle known as the "Neo-Pagans" centred round Rupert Brooke. They also moved on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, whose members included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell and Lytton Strachey.

Raverat suffered from a form of multiple sclerosis and died at 12:30 AM on 6 March 1925 in Vence.

In 2004, his grandson, William Pryor edited the complete correspondence between Raverat, his wife and Virginia Woolf which was published as "Virginia Woolf and the Raverats."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Brooke, Rupert (born 3 August 1887). Notes: Neo-Pagan group
  • friend relationship with Gide, André (born 22 November 1869)
  • friend relationship with Woolf, Virginia (born 25 January 1882). Notes: Bloomsbury Group


  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 March 1925 at 12:30 AM in Vence (Multiple sclerosis, age 39)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 896 in the online Seine-Maritime archives, p. 241/550.

Death certificate n° 20 in the online Alpes Maritimes archives, p. 38/59.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)