Sutter, Johann August

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Sutter, Johann August Gender: M
born on 15 February 1803 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Basel, Switzerland, 47n33, 7e35
Timezone LMT m7e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°36' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°44 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°35'

Johann August Sutter


Swiss-American pioneer. Extravagant and dishonest; he was so deeply in debt in his home location that he left his wife and five children to move to the U.S. Sutter joined the numbers who traveled west in search of their fortune. He made a claim on a location known as Sutter's Mill that became famous when he struck gold on 1/28/1848. His strike caused a human stampede to the west in search of riches, the historic "gold fever."

Sutter was unable to hold on to his riches for long, always financially incompetent and in a muddle of promotion and intrigue. His family joined him after 16 years of separation.

He died: June 18, 1880 in Washington, D. C.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Financial : Gain significant money 28 January 1848 (Struck gold at Sutter's Mill)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes F.P. Zollinger, "Sutter, The Man And His Empire", 1939, p.4. (Sabian Symbols No.882 has same data but for Kandern, Germany)


  • Traits : Personality : Optimist (Reckless optimist)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Distant (Abandoned wife and five children for 16 years)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Financially incompetent)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches (Gold strike in California, 1848.)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S. to hunt for gold)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Dishonest, schemes, extravagant)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Owner/founder gold at Sutter's Mill)