Paravicini, Derek

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Paravicini, Derek Gender: M
born on 26 July 1979 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Reading, England, 51n28, 0w59
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°30' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°20 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°49'

Derek Paravicini
photo: The original uploader was Nickwells at English Wikipedia., license gfdl


English autistic savant known as a musical prodigy.

Paravicini was born extremely prematurely, at 25 weeks, along with a twin sister, who did not survive birth. He was blinded by an overdosage of oxygen therapy given during his time in a neonatal intensive care unit. This also affected his developing brain, resulting in his having a severe learning disability. He also is considered to be on the autism spectrum.

Paravicini has absolute pitch and can play any piece of music after hearing it once. He began playing the piano at the age of two when his nanny gave him an old keyboard.

Paravicini is the son of Nicolas Paravicini and Mary Ann Parker Bowles, sister of Andrew Parker Bowles. Paravicini's aunt by marriage was Camilla, later Duchess of Cornwall.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Starkman quotes the biography In the Key of Genius: The Extraordinary Life of Derek Paravicini by Adam Ocklford : labour pains began at 2 am. "within moments the first baby was out... it was the girl". The birth time for the birth of the boy 2.30 is an estimated one.


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes
  • Personal : Birth : Premature
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music