Clare, John

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Clare, John Gender: M
born on 13 July 1793
Place Peterborough, England, 52n35, 0w15
Timezone LMT m0w15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°24' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif


British poet who emerged like a meteor from humble work as a farm worker to shine, briefly but brightly, in the salons of London's literati before disappearing into the obscurity of a lunatic asylum.

One of twins, his sister died at a few weeks old. His village farmer parents eked out a meager living and he helped in the fields from the time he was a kid. He did learn to read and write and at 13, secretly decided that he was a poet. In 1820 his first volume was published of four that gained acclaim in the following 15 years. He married his pregnant sweetheart the same year and went on to have nine children.

By the age of 36 his popularity waned and he fit neither in literary London or the rural farmland. In 1837, he was first committed to an asylum. Three years later he escaped but was recaptured and lived among the insane to his lifespan of 70.

He died 20 May 1864

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Polly Wallace in Astrological Quarterly Winter 1999/2000 speculated for 23.40

Starkman rectified to 00.29.32 GMT Asc 28Tau59'


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia (Asylum)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twins)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet