Schumann, Robert

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Schumann, Robert Gender: M
born on 8 June 1810 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Zwickau, Germany, 50n44, 12e29
Timezone LMT m12e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°18' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°36 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 06°42'

Alternative rectified time
rectified by Klauspeter Bungert
Date 8 June 1810 at 19:48 (= 7:48 PM )
Place Zwickau, GER, 50n44, 12e29
Timezone LMT m12e29 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°19'

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Robert Schumann


German composer and pianist who evolved the literature and techniques of romantic piano music along with Chopin and Liszt. He was mentally deranged from syphilis and had a mental breakdown in 1844.

Schumann died 07/29/1856 in Endonich. Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Mental Health : Psychotic episode 1844 (Mental breakdown from syphillis, age 34)

Source Notes

In January 2008 PT changed this record to AA based on Shelley Jordan's e-mails with the Director of the Schumann house: Dear Shelley Jordan, thanks for your inquiry. There is a baptism record for Robert Schumann in the so called "Kirchenbücher" (= church books, i.e. baptism records) of the Zwickau Marienkirche (today called Dom) of which a copy is displayed in our permanent exposition. It says that Schumann was born "Abends halb zehn Uhr" (in the evening half past nine). Best wishes for your research article (of which we would be very grateful for a copy for our research library) Yours, Thomas Synofzik, Robert-Schumann-Haus Zwickau, Dr. Thomas Synofzik - Director

Joan Chissel Biography: "Schumann," p.13, gives 9:30 PM. Same in Sabian Symbols No.832. In July 2004, Sy Scholfield cites biography, book by John Daverio, "Robert Schumann: Herald of a 'New Poetic Age'" (Oxford UP, 1997), p. 20: "It was here in Zwickau on 8 June 1810 at 10:30 PM that Robert Schuman was born, the fifth and last child of August Schuman and Johanna Christiana Schuman nee Schnabel."

11 October 2013, Alois Treindl: We keep the 21.30 official time; it is probably LAT and not LMT, but the difference is only 87 seconds and given the rounding to a half hour, it does not matter.

Klaupeter Bungert has made a rectification to 18.58 UT, or 19.48 LMT, using Alexander Marr's technique. Bungert writes "Aus dem Schreiben von Dr. Gerd Nauhaus, Leiter des Archivs im Robert Schumann Haus Zwickau, vom 13.3.1992 an mich: „Es hat uns erstaunt, daß Sie die laut Taufregister überlieferte Geburtszeit von Robert Schumann anzweifeln. Wenn auch die Angabe ‘Abends halb Zehn Uhr’ (vgl. beiliegende Kopie) sicher nur eine ungefähre ist, ist es doch kaum anzunehmen, daß die Geburt zu einer völlig anderen Tageszeit stattfand. Ich habe nun ein weiteres Zeugnis finden können, das Ihre Annahme wenigstens teilweise bestätigt. In einem Brief der Mutter Schumann an Robert vom 8. Juni 1835, den wir leider nur abschriftlich besitzen, heißt es nämlich: ‘Abends halb 8 Uhr. Heute um diese Stunde warst Du, mein geliebter Sohn! vor 25 Jahren geboren.’“ (English: From the director of the Robert Schumann hous, Zwickau, to me: 'I am astonished that you doubt the baptism registry time of 'half ten in the evening (see copy attached). Even when this is only an approximate time, it can hardly be assumed that the birth happened at a totally different time of day. I have now found another document, which confirms roughly your assumption. In a letter of Schumann's mother to Robert of 8 June 1835, which we only have in copy, she says: Evening half eight (= 7:30 pm). Today around this hour, my dear son, you were born 25 years ago.)

This time given by the mother, 19:30 LMT, is quite close to Bungert's rectification of 19:48 LMT.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : STD/Sexually transmitted (Syphilis)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (1844)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Clara Schumann)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Compuser)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection