Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski bio

Birth Name: Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr.

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: Germany

Date Of Birth: August 16, 1920

Date Of Death: March 9, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Charles Bukowski was born on the 16th of August, 1920. He was popular for being a Poet. German-born, Los Angeles-based poet and author who is remembered for his works of dirty realism and transgressive fiction. A writer of novels, poems, short stories, and screenplays, he is known for works such as Factotum, The Last Night of the Earth Poems, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, and Barfly.

Charles Bukowski was born in Germany. Suspected of draft dodging, he was arrested by FBI agents in Philadelphia, and he spent nearly a month in prison during the World War II years. His poetry deals with the subjects of love, alcoholism, Los Angeles, and poverty.

Charles Bukowski was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Charles Bukowski 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.

Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr. 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".


Charles’s Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr. attended Los Angeles High School and Los Angeles City College.


Charles Bukowski’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Charles Bukowski’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Charles Bukowski kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Charles Bukowski was born in the Year of the Monkey.

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REAL NAME: Heinrich Karl Bukowski Jr.
RELIGION: Buddhist
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Charles Bukowski was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Charles Bukowski was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Charles Bukowski had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Charles Bukowski’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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