Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas bio

Birth Name: Edgar Degas

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Paris

Date Of Birth: July 19, 1834

Date Of Death: August 27, 1917

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: French

Edgar Degas was born on the 19th of July, 1834. He was known for being a Painter. French Impressionist painter whose famous ballet-themed works included “Dance Class” and “Fin d’Arabesque.” Considered to be one of the founders of Impressionism, a term he refused to accept.

Edgar Degas was born in Paris. He briefly studied law at the University of Paris, but dropped out to study art. His original ambition was to be a history painter, but he soon discovered a passion for painting modern life in a classical style. He may have been considered an Impressionist painter, but his works, including “L’Absinthe” and “A Cotton Office in New Orleans,” were also deeply influenced by Realism.

Edgar Degas was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

JUMP TO: Edgar Degas’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Edgar Degas was born in 1830s.

Edgar Degas 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".


Edgar’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


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

Associated with

Trippy Draws


Joan Snyder


Personal Life

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

Edgar Degas was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Edgar Degas
BIRTH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Edgar Degas was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Edgar Degas was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Edgar Degas had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Edgar Degas’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Painter in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Edgar Degas’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Trippy Draws


David Boyd


Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with new details about Edgar Degas. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.