Rey, H. A.

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Rey, H. A. Gender: M
Hans August Reyersbach
born on 16 September 1898 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 23°13' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°27'


German-born American illustrator and author, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966.

Rey had an interest in astronomy which began during World War I and led to his desire to redraw constellation diagrams, which he found difficult to remember, so that they were more intuitive. This led to the 1952 publication of The Stars: A New Way to See Them. His constellation diagrams were adopted widely and now appear in many astronomy guides.

He died on 26 August 1977, aged 78, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction