Santayana, George

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Santayana, George Gender: M
Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de S. y Borrás
born on 16 December 1863 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Madrid, Spain, 40n24, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°29' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°41 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°29'

George Santayana


Spanish-American philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. Brought to the U.S. in 1872 to be educated, he graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D. in 1889 and joined the staff in the philosophy department until 1912. A writer of great literary skills and wide-ranging interest, his first published work was "Sonnets and Other Verses" in 1894. A legacy enabled him to retire and he left the U.S. in 1912, living in France, Spain and England. After the end of WW I, he settled permanently in Rome.

Santayana expressed his major ideas in a series of five volumes, "The Life Of Reason." In poetry he was noted for his sonnets and he authored one novel entitled "The Last Puritan," 1935. He was awarded the Nicholas Murray Butler Gold Medal by Columbia University in 1945. His three-volume autobiography was published in 1944, 1945 and the last volume, posthumously in 1953. He had a lifelong, unrequited love for Bertrand Russell's straight brother, Frank.

Santayana died of stomach cancer on 26 September 1952 in Rome in a convent where he had found sanctuary during WW II.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Aiken, Conrad (born 5 August 1889)
  • (has as) student relationship with Eliot, T.S. (born 26 September 1888)
  • (has as) student relationship with Frost, Robert (born 26 March 1874)


  • Social : End a program of study 1889 (PhD from Harvard)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1894 (First set of sonnets published)
  • Financial : Gain significant money 1912 (Received a legacy, able to retire)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1935 (Novel published)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1944 (First of three volume autobiography released)
  • Work : Prize 1945 (Nicholas Murray Butler gold medal from Columbia Univ.)
  • Death by Disease 26 September 1952 (Stomach cancer, age 88)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Axel Harvey quotes baptism certificate reproduced in his autobiography "Persons and Places," 1963, p.1.

Sy Scholfield quotes same from The Essential Santayana: Selected Writings edited by Martin A. Coleman (Indiana University Press, 2009), p. 23: "A document in my possession testifies that in the parish church of San Marcos in Madrid, on the first of January, 1864, a male child, born on the sixteenth of the previous December, at nine o'clock in the evening, at No. 69 Calle Ancha de San Bernardo, was solemnly christened ... names given him were Jorge Agustin Nicolás."

(Sabian Symbols No.823 gives 9:00 AM)


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D. from Harvard)
  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level, excellent mind)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Stomach)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance (Legacy, enough to retire)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Spain to U.S.)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood (International homes)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Philosopher)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stomach cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Philosophy Professor at Harvard)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy (Concepts of reason)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection