Storni, Alfonsina

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Storni, Alfonsina Gender: F
born on 29 May 1892 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Lugano, Switzerland, 46n01, 8e58
Timezone LST m7e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 08°18' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°47 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°29'

Alfonsina Storni


One of the most important Argentine and Latin-American poets of the modernist period.

A year and a half after her friend Quiroga committed suicide in 1937, and haunted by solitude and breast cancer, Storni sent her last poem, Voy a dormir ("I'm going to sleep") to La Nación newspaper in October 1938. Around 1:00 AM on Tuesday the 25th, Alfonsina left her room and headed towards the sea at La Perla beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Later that morning two workers found her body washed up on the beach. Although her biographers hold that she jumped into the water from a breakwater, popular legend is that she slowly walked out to sea until she drowned.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Eduardo Castellanos quotes BC (italian) in

Nosotros (magazine)

Alfredo Bianchi and Roberto F. Giusti (Editors)

Num 33, Buenos Aires, December 1938

"Il giorno 29 Maggio 1892 alle ore 7 antimeridiane é nata a Sala Capriasca (Svizzera-Ticino) ALFONSINA STORNI, figlia di Alfonso Storni di professione negoziante di Lugaggia domiciliato a Lugaggia e di Paolina Martignoni di Origlio".

Inscritto nel Registro delle Nascite il giorno 31 Maggio 1892. Anno XII - Vol. 2 - pagina 8 - Numero


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet