Stroud, Robert

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Stroud, Robert Gender: M
Robert Franklin Stroud
born on 28 January 1890 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Seattle, Washington, 47n36, 122w20
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°21' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°24 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°31'

Robert Stroud


American homicide who killed two men and was given life in prison. A crippled bird flew into his cell, leading to a life study of birds, writing a textbook and becoming an authority on birds. His story was told in "The Birdman of Alcatraz" by Thomas E. Gassid in 1955 and later was turned into a movie.

Stroud was never paroled due to killing a prison guard, Andrew Turner, on 26 March 1916.

Stroud died on 21 November 1963 at the Springfield Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Missouri, aged 73, having been incarcerated for the last 54 years of his life, of which 42 were spent in solitary confinement.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 26 March 1916 (Killed two people)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Social : Great Publicity 1955 (Subject of book and movie)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes Irene Beale, from Stroud's mom; PT notes in March 2011 that the 1900 census gives his birthplace as "Washington" and most other sources including Encyclopedia Brittanica online give his birth city as Seattle.

In November 2017, birth place changed to Seattle, Washington, in keeping with the biographies.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Two, one in 1916)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Life without parole)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Ornithologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Study of birds)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Birdman of Alcatraz, book, movie)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection