Herman Gorter Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: Nov. 26, 1864
Birth Time: 2:30 a.m.
Birth City: Zaandijk, North Holland, Netherlands
Degree : 4º7'46.38"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 4º34'27.48"
Moon Sign
Pada : 4
Degree : 16º55'58.19"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Male
Weekday Saturday
Date Nov. 26, 1864
Time 2:30 a.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Zaandijk, North Holland, Netherlands
Geo-location 52ºN28'29.78", 4ºE48'24.7"
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Residence Details

City Zaandijk, North Holland, Netherlands
Timezone Europe/Amsterdam

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 21º57'7.75"


Birth Time (Europe/Amsterdam) Nov. 26, 1864, 02:28:16 AM
Birth Time (UTC) Nov. 26, 1864, 02:10:46 AM
Birth Time (LMT) Nov. 26, 1864, 02:30:00 AM
Birth Time (Julian) 2402201.59081
LMT Correction (in Hrs) 0.3206

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 52ºN28'29.78" Lon: 4ºE48'24.7"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Body | Diet unusual


Financial | Gain - Inheritance Social Life | Groups Social Life | Sports


Education | Teacher Writers | Magazine/ newsletter Writers | Poet Writers | Translator


Childhood | Disadvantaged Childhood | Family noted


Major Diseases | Heart disease/attack Psychological | Depression

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

Dutch poet, translator, classicist and socialist. Herman "Pans" Gorter was the son of the Baptist pastor Simon Gorter (11 December 1838, Warns - 5 June 1871, Rhenen) and Johanna Catharina Lugt (19 February 1839, Amsterdam - 20 June 1923, Berlin). They got 5 children, Herman being the second. His father Simon Gorter suffered so much from tuberculosis that had no air left to preach. Between December 1864 and April 1866 the family was send to Arcachon in Southern France for fresh air. In 1869 Simon stopped preaching and became editor of "Nieuws van den Dag" (1871) and "De Gids". Autumn 1870 he moved to the Veluwe village of Rhenen, again to find fresh air. He died 5 June 1871 at age 32, when Herman Gorter was only six years old. His mother Johanna ran the family and earned some money with pension holding in Amsterdam. From 1877 to 1883 Herman followed the Barlaeus-gymnasium in Amsterdam. From September 1883 to May 1888 he studied Classical languages in Amsterdam (UvA). He was an active student, loved to play cricket, was a member of UNICA and became acquainted with the "Tachtigers" Willem Kloos, Albert Verwey, Lodewijk van Deyssel, Frederik van Eeden and Jacobus van Looy via their "Flanor" group. On 2 October 1889 he dissertated as Hermanus Gorter on the Greek tragedy writer Aeschylus: "De interpretatione Aeschyli Metaphorarum: dissertatio litteraria" (UvA). His friend Willem Kloos stimulated to write his most famous poem "Mei" (May), that appeared in February 1889 in the "Nieuwe Gids" and on 20 March 1889 as a book. His famous words "Een nieuwe lente en een nieuw geluid" were inspired by his love for fiancée (since 1887) Wies Koopmans and his romantic hero John Keats. In September 1890 he published "Verzen", a bundle with sensitive and emotional poetry in which he used neologism. On 17 July 1890 Gorter married Louise Catherine "Wies" Cnoop Koopmans (8 February 1865, Amsterdam - 19 November 1916, Bergen). They got no children. Gorter first worked as a teacher Classical languages in Amersfoort (December 1889 - May 1893), but then he managed to dedicate his life to literature and his social ideas. In 1890, the year of "Verzen", his marriage and his first job, Gorter had a spiritual crisis. The cultural movement of the "Tachtigers" honoured the "l'art pour l'art principle". They were bored with the moralistic pastors poetry tradition of "De Gids" and launched a new perspective in "Nieuwe Gids" (New guide) with the financial aid of Willem Witsen. They tended to be left wing or liberal, but they were not prepared to give up their privileged positions. End 1890 Gorter turned from aestheticism to symbolism. End 1892 (sep/dec) he rejected a honourable offer to become editor of "De Nieuwe Gids". As moral matters did matter to him being born in a pastors family classicist. Early June 1895 he published the Dutch translation of the "Ethica" of Baruch der Spinoza. In his "Spinozistische gedichten" (1892-1896) he longed for eternal ethical guidelines, but also for ecstasy, mystical experiences and becoming a servant of the Absolute. He developed the ideal of "Gemeenschapskunst" (Community art) that centred around a common idea, that would bring society on a higher level. Gorter came to believe that Marx' revolution theory was just what he searched for. In the same year (1895) he inherited a large sum of money after the death of his very rich Merchant ("Koopman") father-in-law. But he and his wife kept on living sober in Bussum and invested part of their money in the magazine "De nieuwe tijd". In May 1897 Gorter became a member of the socialistic SDAP and became editor of "De nieuwe tijd" (The new time). In 1903 he published socialistic poems (Verzen) and in 1904 he translated the "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei" into Dutch. September 1908 he published "Het historisch materialisme. Voor arbeiders verklaard". It was translated in many languages ()In 1909 he became a chairman of the SDAP and turned to the communist CPN party after 1917. In 1918 Gorter was at the side of Karl Liebknecht, Rosa Luxemburg and the Spartacists. Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg were assassinated. In 1920 he became a member of the radical Arbeiter-Partei Deutschlands (KAPD) and erected her sectarian Dutch sister Kommunistische Arbeiders Partij Nederland (KAPN). The party would not become popular and the individualistic Gorter felt lost. From 12 March - 11 June 1921 he wrote open letters to Comrade Lenin. He would become disappointed in Lenin and the Stalinist terror that followed the Russian revolution. He would become more often depressed. Gorter died suddenly 15 September 1927 St-Joost-ten-Noode, near Brussels, Belgium. He had just been on holiday in his favourite country Switzerland and got an attack of angina pectoris on his way home. Personal Gorter became as a student a fanatic cricket fan and he was also a member of the Significs group. Gorter had a complex love live, maintaining extramarital affairs with Ada Prins en Jenne Clinge. Years after his death this became known. Link to Wikipedia biography

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Feb. 1, 1889

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released February 1889 (Poem "Mei" in "De Nieuwe gids") .



March 20, 1889

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 20 March 1889 (Poem "Mei" as seperate book) .



Oct. 1, 1889

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2 October 1889 in Amsterdam (De interpretatione Aeschyli Metaphorarum: dissertatio litteraria) .



Sept. 1, 1890

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released September 1890 (Verzen) .



June 1, 1895

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 8 June 1895 in Den Haag (Early June 1895 Dutch translation of the "Ethica" of Baruch der Spinoza.) .



Sept. 1, 1908

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released September 1908 (Het historisch materialisme. Voor arbeiders verklaard) .



March 12, 1921

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 12 March 1921 (Herman Gorter - Offener Brief an den Genossen Lenin) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


July 17, 1890

Relationship : Marriage 17 July 1890 ("Wies" Koopmans) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Joined Organization

May 1, 1897

Social : Joined group May 1897 (SDAP) .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Father Death

June 1, 1871

Death of Father 5 June 1871 in Rhenen (Herman was 6) .


Mother Death

June 20, 1923

Death of Mother 20 June 1923 in Berlin .


Heart Attack

Sept. 15, 1927

Death by Heart Attack 15 September 1927 in Brussel (Age 62) .

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Associate Relationship With Vloten, Johannes Van (Born 18 January 1818). Notes: Both Spinozists, Connected Via "Nieuwe Gids"

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Business Associate/Partner Relationship With Mannoury, Gerrit (Born 17 May 1867). Notes: Both Communist Activists And Philosophical Significs.

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Friend Relationship With Witsen, Willem (Born 13 August 1860). Notes: "Tachtigers", De Nieuwe Gids

Henri Booven

Friend Relationship With Booven, Henri Van (Born 7 July 1877). Notes: Cricket Fans

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