Taro, Gerda

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Taro, Gerda Gender: F
Gerta Pohorylle
born on 1 August 1910 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°19' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°00 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 29°42'

Gerda Taro (in Spain, July 1937)


German war photographer, and the companion and professional partner of photographer Robert Capa. Taro is regarded as the first female photojournalist to cover the front lines of a war and to die while doing so.

During her coverage of the Republican army retreat at the Battle of Brunete, Taro hopped onto the footboard of a car that was carrying wounded soldiers when a Republican tank crashed into its side. Taro suffered critical wounds and died the next day, 26 July 1937, at El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Gerta Taro: Fotoreporterin im spanischen Bürgerkrieg : eine Biografie" by Irme Schaber (Jonas, 1994), p. 18: "Am 5. August meldete die Hebamme Maria Bucher auf dem Stuttgarter Standesamt, daß »am 1 . August 1910, nachmittags um zwölfeinhalb Uhr, ein Mädchen geboren worden sei und daß das Kind seinen Vornamen noch nicht erhalten habe...«"

Translation: On 5 August, the midwife Maria Bucher reported at the Stuttgart registry office that "on 1 August 1910 at twelve-thirty in the afternoon, a girl was born, and that the child had not yet received her first name."


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 26)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (War photojournalist)