Stein, Gertrude

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Stein, Gertrude Gender: F
born on 3 February 1874 at 07:55 (= 07:55 AM )
Place Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 40n28, 80w01
Timezone LMT m80w01 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°36' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°47 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 00°21'

Gertrude Stein


American writer, a novelist and playwright whose works include "Three Lives," 1908 a biography, "Alice B. Toklas," 1933 and an autobiography, "Everybody's Autobiography," 1937. An eccentric, she was one of the most colorful figures in the post-WW I literary scene. In Paris, she formed a salon epicenter of intellectuals, artists and writers. Her weak-spirited mother died when she was 14 and her tyrant dad died 14 years later, leaving her money. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University for four years, but flunked out in the turmoil of her first lesbian affair. She went through the exact same scenario on a second occasion, only this time at Radcliffe University. In 1903 she moved to Paris. Four years later she met Alice B. Toklas for the first time, it was love at first sight for both. Alice was slender, whereas Stein was heavyset, plain and butch with rolls of fat. They ended up devoted life partners, with Toklas missing Stein for 21 years after her death.

On July 27, 1946 she died in a hospital in Neuilly sur Seine, France. Suffering from cancer, she slipped into a coma at about 5:30 PM and died an hour later, at 6:30 PM according to her obituary in the New York Times. She was 72.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Mars, Ethel (born 19 September 1876)
  • role played of/by Bates, Kathy (born 28 June 1948). Notes: Bates plays Stein in 2011 film "Midnight in Paris"


  • Family : Change residence 1903 (Moved to Paris)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1907 (Alice B. Toklas, future life partner)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1908 ("Three Lives")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1933 ("Alice B. Toklas")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1937 ("Everybody's Autobiography")
  • Death by Disease 27 July 1946 at 6:30 PM in Neuilly sur Seine (Age 72)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 27 July 1946 (coma)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Original entry had 8 AM (rated B) with LMR quoting James R. Mellow "Charmed Circle," which relates that she was informed by her dad that her birth was "about 8:00 AM."

On 12-Sep-2017 the time was changed to 7:55 AM (rated A), with Sy Scholfield quoting Stein for this time in a January 1913 letter to Mabel Dodge, as transcribed in A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to be Friends: The Correspondence Between Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934 edited by Patricia R. Everett (University of New Mexico Press, 1996), p. 153: "My dear Mabel, I was born Feb. 3, 1874 at 7.55 a.m. There it is xactly." Everett writes that the letter was written "in reply to Dodge's request in her 18 December 1912 letter for Stein's hour day, and year of birth so that Dodge can obtain Stein's horoscope from Evangeline Adams."


  • Traits : Body : Appearance unattractive (Heavy and gross featured)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (Obese)
  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (Great wit and intelligence)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom died when she was 14)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Since 1907)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Intellectual salon)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (U.S. to France)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women