Vierne, Louis

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Vierne, Louis Gender: M
Louis Victor Jules Vierne
born on 8 October 1870 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Poitiers, France, 46n35, 0e20
Timezone LMT m0e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 15°15' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°06 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 02°55'

Louis Vierne (circa 1910)


French organist and composer, nearly blind due to congenital cataracts, who had an elegant, clean style of writing that respected form above all else. His output for organ includes six organ symphonies, 24 Fantasy Pieces (which includes his famous Carillon de Westminster), and Vingt-quatre pièces en style libre, among other works. There are also several chamber works (sonatas for violin and cello, a piano quintet and a string quartet for example), vocal and choral music, and a Symphony in A minor for orchestra.

Among his pupils were Augustin Barié, Edward Shippen Barnes, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Marcel Dupré, André Fleury, Isadore Freed, Henri Gagnebin, Gaston Litaize, Édouard Mignan, Émile Poillot, Adrien Rougier, Alexander Schreiner, and Georges-Émile Tanguay.

The government of France made Vierne a Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1931.

Vierne suffered either a stroke or a heart attack (eyewitness reports differ) while giving his 1750th organ recital at Notre-Dame de Paris on the evening of 2 June 1937.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Disease 2 June 1937 (Stroke or heart attack, age 66)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 575) from the online Vienne archives. Marriage data in margin.


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Nearly blind due to congenital cataracts)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Organist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music (Gifted)