Rimbaud, Arthur

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Rimbaud, Arthur Gender: M
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud
born on 20 October 1854 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Charleville, France, 49n46, 4e43
Timezone LMT m4e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°31' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°24'

Arthur Rimbaud


French writer of some of the most remarkable poems in the French language. His works were written between the ages of 15 and 21, at which time he left writing to travel extensively.

His father deserted the family in 1860, leaving the boy with a very severe mother; Rimbaud made numerous attempts at running away. A teacher, Georges Izambard, influenced him to begin writing, his first published verse at 15. When he was 17, he composed the poem, "The Drunken Boat," which he submitted to Paul Verlaine. Verlaine was so impressed with the young man's abilities that he implored him to move to Paris. They began a strong, stormy relationship, with Verlaine attempting to kill Rimbaud twice, the latter of the two injuries very serious. His writing, "A Season in Hell," was written in 1873, the year that he was shot by Paul Verlaine in a lover's quarrel, giving an allegorical accounting of the matter.

In 1880, Rimbaud moved to North Africa to become a trader, explorer, gunrunner and possibly slave trader. While he was in Africa, Verlaine assumed that he was dead and published his prose poems, "Les Illuminations," 1886, which the majority of critics agree is Rimbaud's greatest work. This book contains the famous "Sonnet of the Vowels," in which each of the five vowels is associated with different colors. The poem, "Une Saison," was a spiritual autobiography saying farewell to poetry, his very last writings.

On 5/27/1891, Rimbaud had his right leg and thigh amputated due to a neoplasm in the knee. Suffering from syphilis, and not fully recovered from his operation, he died on 11/10/1891, 10:00 AM, Marseilles, France.

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  • (has as) protégé relationship with Smith, Patti (born 30 December 1946)


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1860 (Dad deserted family)
  • Family : Change residence 1871 (Moved to Paris)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1871 (Published poem, "The Drunken Boat")
  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Victimization 1873 (Shot by lover, Paul Verlaine)
  • Family : Change residence 1880 (Moved to No. Africa)
  • Health : Medical procedure 27 May 1891 (Right leg and thigh amputated)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Disease 10 November 1891 at 10:00 AM in Marseille (Syphilis, age 37)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Neoplasm in knee)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : STD/Sexually transmitted (Syphilis)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs (Right leg and thigh amputated)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Paul Verlaine)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Shot by lover)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer (Gunrunner, trader in Africa)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book