Dickens, Kate

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Dickens, Kate Gender: F
Catherinie Macready Dickens
born on 29 October 1839 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°46' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°04 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°14'

Kate Dickens (portrait by her husband Charles Edward Perugini)


English artist, socialite and daughter of noted author Charles Dickens. Although she had a privileged childhood, her parents were an unhappy couple. She married young, first to Charlie Collins, Wilkie Collins' brother. During her marriage, Katey had an affair with artist Val Prinsep. Widowed in 1873, she next married Italian artist Carlo Perugini. After her infant and her father died, she fell into depression. Despite her state of mind, she continued to paint and to socialize with the likes of J. M. Barrie and George Bernard Shaw. She died May 9, 1929, nearly 90 years old.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Collins, Wilkie (born 8 January 1824). Notes: siblings-in-law


  • Death of Mate 1873 (First husband Charles Collins)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the biography, "Katey: The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter" (by Lucinda Hawksley; Doubleday: 2006). According to Hawksley's book, Katey's mother went into labour "on the morning" of the 29th and she was born 13 hours later (p. 9). As the sun rose at about 7:30AM that day, she would therefore have been born about 8:30PM. This time of birth also correlates with Hawkley's statement that Charles Dicken's wrote in a letter at 9PM that evening that the birth of his daughter was "just now all safely over" (p.10).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Death of her infant; no other children)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist