Van Gogh, Vincent

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Van Gogh, Vincent Gender: M
Vincent Willem Van Gogh
born on 30 March 1853 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Zundert, Netherlands, 51n28, 4e40
Timezone LMT m4e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°39' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°44 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 21°09'

Vincent Van Gogh


Dutch artist, a legend for his brilliant work, lived his brief life in misery and poverty. Disappointed in love and religion, he was intense, difficult and unhappy. He seemed to lack a psychological shield to protect him from the pain of everything, every moment.

Washed out as a preacher to impoverished coal miners, van Gogh turned to full time art when he was 27. In 1886 he went to Paris to immerse himself in the vanguard styles of the day. He began using the impressionist's choppy brush strokes of pastel color. Within two years, he was disillusioned by what he saw in the Parisian scene, and living with his brother Theodorus, upon whom he was financially dependent. proved to be a strain for both of them. He fled south to Arles. Intoxicated by the countryside, he painted with thicker impasto in blazing yellows, piercing reds and icy greens. His work still did not make him happy; in fact, he was frequently in despair.

When his friend, Paul Gauquin, arrived in Arles on 20 October 1888, Van Gogh welcomed him. However, they began to quarrel, drink absinthe, a potent alcohol, and partake in debauchery. When Gauquin left Arles on the morning of 25 December 1888, Vincent followed him with a razor, and then locked himself in his room and cut off the lobe of his left ear.

On 14 October 1889, Vincent went quite mad to where he was considered dangerous. He was put in an asylum near Paris on 25 January 1890. His doctor encouraged him to keep painting, and flying into a creative frenzy, van Gogh completed 70 canvases in 70 days. Six months later, on July 27, while painting in a wheat field, he became suddenly, intolerably despondent and shot himself in the chest. He died two days later on the 29th at 1:30 a.m. in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris.

At the time of his death he was a failure, a misfit who had sold only two paintings in his lifetime, an artist who was later known as one of the most famous painters of all time. Two years after his death, a Dutch museum gave him a retrospective. His tragic story first became the basis for a novel in 1907. Irving Stone's "Lust For Life" came out in 1934 and was made into a movie in 1956. In 1987, a collector paid close to $54 million for his "Irises," now in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Roulin, Joseph (born 4 April 1841). Notes: Also painter/ model
  • has other family relationship with Mauve, Anton (born 18 September 1838)
  • (has as) teacher relationship with Bilders, Gerard (born 9 December 1838). Notes: Vincent (1853) was moved by Bilders in 1876 published diary letters and became a diary writer like him
  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Boch, Anna (born 10 February 1848)
  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Boch, Eugène (born 1 September 1855)
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Ravoux, Adeline (born 20 November 1877). Notes: Painter/ subject
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Roulin, Armand (born 5 May 1871). Notes: Painter/ model
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Roulin, Augustine (born 9 October 1851). Notes: Painter/ model
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Roulin, Camille (born 10 July 1877). Notes: Painter/ model
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Roulin, Marcelle (born 31 July 1888). Notes: Painter/ model
  • compare to chart of Lucebert (born 15 September 1924). Notes: Both colour-blind and religiously inspired painters
  • role played of/by Bremmer, Henk (born 17 May 1871). Notes: stimulated his popularity
  • role played of/by Cumberbatch, Benedict (born 19 July 1976). Notes: 2010 TV film, "Van Gogh: Painted with Words"
  • role played of/by Dafoe, Willem (born 22 July 1955). Notes: 2018 film "At Eternity's Gate"
  • role played of/by Douglas, Kirk (born 9 December 1916). Notes: 1956 film "Lust for Life"
  • role played of/by Roth, Tim (born 14 May 1961). Notes: "Vincent & Theo," 1990


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 20 October 1888 (Met Gauquin, future friend)
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  • Health : Change in Appearance 23 December 1888 (he cut his ear)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 25 December 1888 (Gauquin left)
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  • Mental Health : Psychotic episode 14 October 1889 (Went mad)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 25 January 1890 (Hospitalized)
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  • Death by Suicide 29 July 1890 at 01:30 AM in Auvers sur Oise (Shot self, age 37)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. Same in Gauquelin Vol. 4/1444

(His parents had a prior son whom they named Vincent, born a year before.)

Sy Scholfield quotes death data from "Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ou les labyrinthes du Temps: Art et géométrie temporelle" by Gérard and Julie Conton (Mémoires du Monde, 2015), p. 419.


  • Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited (Intense, difficult, unhappy)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Epilepsy
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Amputated ear)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Asylum)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Hospitalized)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive (Brother Theo)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Shot self)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book