Ruskin, John

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Ruskin, John Gender: M
born on 8 February 1819 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°46' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°08 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 16°42'

John Ruskin (in 1863)


British writer and art critic with the voice of a Puritan and idealist. A philosopher and social reformer, he influenced public opinion about Gothic architecture, social conditions and the art of his day. Born into the wealthy family of a wine merchant, he had extensive travels as a boy and was privately tutored. He received an Oxford degree in 1842 and won the Newdigate prize in 1839.

Ruskin was first published in 1842 with "Modern Painters," which established him as one of the most influential critics of his day. Over the next 17 years, he added numerous more volumes of work to his list of accomplishments. He was the first Slade Professor of Art at Oxford in 1869 and remained until 1879.

Ruskin married Euphemia Gray in 1848, an unfortunate union which was annulled. From 1870, Ruskin, with a family history of mental disturbance, had periodic bouts with insanity, and he remained an invalid from 1889 until his death, mentally deranged, on 1/20/1900, Brantwood, England.

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  • Work : Prize 1839 (Won the Newdigate Prize)
  • Social : End a program of study 1842 (Degreed from Oxford)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1842 (Published book "Modern Painters")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1848 (Euphemia Gray, annulled)
  • Work : New Job 1869 (Slade professor of Art, Oxford)
  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1870 (Mental health declining)
  • Mental Health : Manic episode 1889 (Became mentally incompetant, disabled)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 January 1900 (Mentally deranged, age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Circle No.162 quotes W.G. Collingwood, "Life and Works," data from Ruskin. Same in Sabian Symbols No.183.

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Life of John Ruskin" by E. T. Cook (Macmillan, 1911); "Ruskin, who sometimes played with the subject of astrology, noted that he was born at '1/2 past 7 A.M. under Aquarius.'"


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level: brilliant observer and writer)
  • Traits : Personality : Idealist
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility (Deranged by the time he died)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent family)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Annulled)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, annulled)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Social reformer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Art)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Philosophy of ideals, social reform)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Newdigate prize)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book