Zola, Émile

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Zola, Émile Gender: M
Émile Edourd Charles Antoine Zola
born on 2 April 1840 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Émile Zola


French writer of fiction who acclaimed great European fame during his lifetime. His first success was with "Therese Raquin" in 1867, after which he started a 20 volume series of a heroic, often sordid family adventures. His work includes "Nana" and "Germinal."

Zola began to take interest in the Dreyfus Affair in 1897, a case where a Jewish officer was accused of high treason and sentenced to Devil’s Island penal colony with skimpy evidence. In his famed letter, "J'Accuse," Zola became a national hero with his defiance of the French officials for their prosecution of Alfred Dreyfus during his unjust scandal. During the ensuing lengthy legal proceedings for libel, he fled to England where he lived for a year.

Zola married Alexandrine Meley in 1870, but established a permanent liaison on the side with laundress Jeanne Rozerot in 1888 with whom he had two children. Though Alexandrine deeply resented the affair, she legally recognized the two kids in 1906.

Emile and Alexandrine returned from their summer vacation at Medan to their home in Paris on 9/28/1902. They lit a fire in the bedroom and retired; the doors and windows were closed as was their habit. In the night they both woke, feeling desperately ill. A blocked chimney was delivering deadly carbon monoxide from the smoldering coals. In the morning servants found them, Emile dead and Alexandrine, who later recovered, unconscious. Zola was accorded a state funeral, interred in the Pantheon.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Gausson, Léo (born 14 February 1860). Notes: Penpals
  • other associate with d'Antigny, Blanche (born 9 May 1840). Notes: inspiration for his novel Nana
  • parent->child relationship with Zola, Denise (born 20 September 1889)
  • parent->child relationship with Zola, Jacques (born 25 September 1891)
  • spousal equivalent relationship with Rozerot, Jeanne (born 14 April 1867). Notes: Father of her two children
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Labori, Fernand (born 18 April 1860). Notes: Legal client
  • role played of/by Muni, Paul (born 14 October 1895). Notes: 1937 film "The Life of Emile Zola"


  • Death of Father 27 March 1847 in Marseille (Francesco Antonio Giuseppe Maria Zolla)
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  • Work : New Job 1 March 1862 in Paris (Book seller for Louis Hachette)
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  • Social : Joined group 31 October 1862 (became French citizen)
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  • Work : New Job 1866 (Devoted full time to his writing)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1867 (Book, "Therese Raquin")
  • Relationship : Marriage 31 May 1870 in Paris Arrondissement 17 (Éléonore-Alexandrine Meley)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1871 (First of 20 book series, 22 years)
  • Death of Significant person 8 May 1880 in Canteleu (Gustave Flaubert)
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  • Death of Mother 17 October 1880 in Médan (Émilie Aurélie Zola Aubert)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 11 December 1888 in Paris (Affair with Jeanne Rozerot)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 13 January 1898 in Paris (Famed letter of support of Alfred Dreyfus)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 4/813


  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Raised in poverty)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (With Jeanne)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two kids by mistress)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Exiled to England for year)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Essays, novels)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (National hero for defense of Alfred Dreyfus)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection