Rivera, Diego

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Rivera, Diego Gender: M
Diego María Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao
born on 8 December 1886 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Guanajuato, Mexico, 21n01, 101w15
Timezone LMT m101w15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°59' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°33 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°49'

Alternative birthtime
Date quoted from baptismal record
Date 13 December 1886 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place Guanajuato, MEX, 21n01, 101w15
Timezone LMT m101w15 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°04' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°03 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°10'

Diego Rivera


Mexican artist, a controversial painter as his political views were expressed through his art. A communist, his favorite themes were revolution and labor. He was also noted for his paintings of children. Rivera led a successful campaign to permit Mexican artists to decorate the walls of government buildings with murals.

He made a tumultuous marriage to the painter Frida Kahlo in 1925, widowed on 13 July 1954. Rivera died on 24 November 1957, Mexico City, Mexico.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Lazo, Rina (born 30 October 1923)


Source Notes

Isaac Starkman on the Astro.com forum posted the following: "Patrick Marnham in his book "Dreaming with his eyes open: a life of Diego Rivera": "The civil document held in the town hall records the birth on December 8, a Wednesday, at 7.30 in the evening".

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Diego Rivera" by Gerry Souter (Parkstone International, 2012) [1], p. 11: "Seine Mutter María, seine Tante Cesárea und die standesamtlichen. Dokumente nennen den 8. Dezember 1886 um 19.30 Uhr als sein Geburtsdatum, d.h. den Tag der Feier der Unbefleckten Empfängnis. In den Kirchendokumenten von Guanajuato ist den Unterlagen über seine Taufe allerdings zu entnehmen, dass der kleine Diego María Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez tatsächlich am 13. Dezember das Licht der Welt erblickte."

Translation: His mother Mary, his aunt Cesarea and civil documents mention 8 December 1886 at 19.30 o'clock as his date of birth, i.e. the day of celebration of the Immaculate Conception. However, the Church documents of Guanajuato hold a record of his baptism, stating that little Diego María Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez actually saw the light of day on 13 December.

Previously this record had 8 Dec. with a time of 11pm rated C with the following source notes:

LMR quotes Bertram Wolfe, "Diego Rivera." The biography describes his mom's earlier three stillbirths, then states that on his day her sister had run errands all day in preparation, as her labor had begun. Her sister made a last trip to the apothecary, and when his dad came home, there were twin boys. No time stated, late day or early evening is implied.

Rivera's autobiography, "My Art, My Life," (1960, p.19) states, "A twin brother and I were born on the night of December 8, 1886 . . . I, the older and my brother a few minutes later." His twin died at age two.

Biography: Pete Hamill, "Diego Rivera," 2000.


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Obese)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Frida Kahlo)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Frida Kahlo)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Chronic misery (Tumultuous marriage, separations)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (1954)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twins)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, muralist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book