Catherine Drinker Bowen

Catherine Drinker Bowen bio

Birth Name: Catherine Drinker Bowen

Occupation: Non-Fiction Author

Place Of Birth: Pennsylvania

Date Of Birth: January 1, 1897

Date Of Death: N/A

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Catherine Drinker Bowen was born on the 1st of January, 1897. She was famous for being a Non-Fiction Author. An esteemed American author, she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1958. Her numerous biographical works include Free artist: The story of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein (1939) and The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke (1957).

Catherine Drinker Bowen was born in Pennsylvania. During her youth, she was an accomplished violinist who trained at the Peabody Institute and the Juilliard School of Music. She published her music-themed first biography, Beloved Friend: The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda Von Meck, in 1937. She became a bestselling author despite her lack of a formal, high-level education.

Catherine Drinker Bowen was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Catherine Drinker Bowen was born in 1890s.

Catherine Drinker Bowen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Catherine Drinker Bowen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Catherine Drinker Bowen’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Catherine Drinker Bowen kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Catherine Drinker Bowen was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Catherine Drinker Bowen
NICKNAME: Catherine
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn



Zodiac Sign: Catherine Drinker Bowen was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Catherine Drinker Bowen was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Catherine Drinker Bowen had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Catherine Drinker Bowen’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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