Barbara Mertz

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Birth Name: Barbara Mertz

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: September 29, 1927

Date Of Death: August 8, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Barbara Mertz was born on the 29th of September, 1927. She was known for being a Novelist. Known for such Agatha and Anthony Award-winning novels as, respectively, Naked Once More and Trojan Gold, this American author of mystery novels, thrillers, and works of Gothic fiction also published several acclaimed nonfiction works, including Amelia Peabody’s Egypt: A Compendium and Two Thousand Years in Rome.

Barbara Mertz was born in Illinois. After earning a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, she wrote her first nonfiction book, Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, in 1964. Her first novel, The Master of Blacktower, was published two years later. Writing under the pen name of Elizabeth Peters, she penned the popular Amelia Peabody, Vicky Bliss, and Jacqueline Kirby adventure and mystery series. Using the alternate pseudonym of Barbara Michaels, she wrote the Someone in the House Series and the Georgetown Trilogy.

Barbara Mertz was a Libra and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Barbara Mertz was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Barbara Mertz is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Barbara Mertz was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

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REAL NAME: Barbara Mertz
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Barbara Mertz was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Barbara Mertz was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Barbara Mertz had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Barbara Mertz’s birth sign is Libra and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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