Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan bio

Birth Name: Richard Gary Brautigan

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Tacoma

Date Of Birth: January 30, 1935

Date Of Death: September 14, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Richard Brautigan was born on the 30th of January, 1935. He was best known for being a Novelist. An American fiction writer and poet known for his frequent use of satire, black comedy, and parody, he is most famous for his 1967 novel, Trout Fishing in America. His other well-known works include In Watermelon Sugar (1968) and The Tokyo-Montana Express (1980).

Richard Brautigan was born in Tacoma. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and wrote for his Oregon high school’s newspaper during his teenage years. In 1955, he was diagnosed with both clinical depression and paranoid schizophrenia. He died of a self-inflicted .44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head.

Richard Brautigan was a Aquarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Richard Brautigan was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard Gary Brautigan 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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Personal Life

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Richard Brautigan was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Richard Gary Brautigan
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Richard Brautigan was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Richard Brautigan was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Richard Brautigan had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Richard Brautigan’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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