Lovelock, James

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Lovelock, James Gender: M
James Ephraim Lovelock
born on 26 July 1919 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Letchworth, England, 51n58, 0w14
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°29' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°32 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 03°28'

James Lovelock
photo: Original uploader was Bruno Comby at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-sa-1.0


British independent scientist, environmentalist and futurologist who lives in Devon, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the biosphere is a self-regulating entity with the capacity to keep our planet healthy by controlling the chemical and physical environment.

A lifelong inventor, Lovelock has created and developed many scientific instruments, some of which were designed for NASA in its program of planetary exploration. It was while working as a consultant for NASA that Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis, for which he is most widely known. He also claims to have invented the microwave oven.

He died on 26 July 2022 on his 103rd birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 26 July 2022 at 9:55 PM in Abbotsbury
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes James Lovelock's book, "Homage to Gaia: The Life of an Independent Scientist" (Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 9: "I was born close to 2 pm in the afternoon of July 26, 1919, during a thunderstormand at my grandmother's house in Letchworth Garden City, which is about 30 miles north of London."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (103 years)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Gaia hypothesis)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (environmentalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction