Van Gogh, Theo (1857)

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Van Gogh, Theo (1857) Gender: M
Theodorus Van Gogh
born on 1 May 1857 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Zundert, Netherlands, 51n28, 4e40
Timezone LMT m4e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°40' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°07 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 03°36'

Theo (1857) Van Gogh


Dutch art dealer who, as the younger brother of Vincent Van Gogh, supported him for most of his life as they had a close relationship, were dependent upon each other and held very strong ties.

Theo was always there when his socially and mentally fragile brother needed him and, in 1886, Vincent moved to Paris with Theodorus for two years. The following year, Theo began to exhibit and sell Impressionists. However, Vincent upset his social life and was quarrelsome and messy; eventually he moved out.

Theodorus had just gotten engaged, on 12/23/1888, when he was called to Arles as his brother was in crisis. Vincent had cut off his ear and was beginning to enter a state of psychosis.

Theo still married and had a son Vincent Willem van Gogh (), but when Vincent shot himself, on 7/27/1890, his health began to fail. His brother's death caused him to become depressive, erratic, argumentative, quit his work and sink into apathy.

His wife ultimately took him to a mental clinic in Den Dolder, Holland, where he died in the mental institution less than six months after his brother.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Van Gogh, Theo (1957) (born 23 July 1957). Notes: Great-grandfather/great-grandson
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Gachet, Paul (born 30 July 1828). Notes: van Gogh was Gachet's patient


  • Family trauma 23 December 1888 in Arles (Brother cut off ear)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 18 April 1889 in Amsterdam (Johanna Gezina Bonger)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 31 January 1890 in Paris (Vincent Willem van Gogh)
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  • Death of Sibling 29 July 1890 at 01:30 AM in Auvers sur Oise (Brother Vincent shot himself two days earlier)
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  • Mental Health : Depressive episode August 1890 (after suicide of Vincent)
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  • Death by Disease 25 January 1891 in Utrecht (Chronic kidney disease according to DC of Den Dolder, other sources speculate neurosyphilis.)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher.

Svi checked BC time and date online : 1 May 1857 at 03:30 AM.


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Brother committed suicide)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Close with Vincent, noted artist)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Netherlands to France)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Art Dealer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection