De Mirabeau, Sibylle Riqueti
|Birthname||Sibylle Aimée Marie-Antoinette de Mirabeau|
|born on||16 August 1849 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Vannes, France, 47n39, 2w46|
|Timezone||LMT m2w46 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°24' 29°36 Asc. 29°14'|
French writer who wrote under the pseudonym GYP. GYP wrote humorous sketches and novels which brazenly denounced her own fashionable society as well as the French republic's political class. She hated republicanism, populist democracy, and party shenanigans; supported Boulanger; and was a fanatical anti-Semite & anti-Dreyfusard. Her best-known work is probably Le Mariage de Chiffon, filmed in 1942 by Claude Autant-Lara. Because of her unpopular opinions, the comtesse was the victim of several attempts on her life as well as of a sensational kidnapping. GYP, self-styled "last of the Mirabeaus", died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on 28 June 1932.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Dreyfus, Alfred (born 9 October 1859)
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate transcribed in "The Notorious Life of Gyp: Right-wing Anarchist in Fin-de-siècle France" by Willa Z. Silverman (Oxford University Press, 1995), p. 228: "l'an Mil huit Cent quarante neuf, le dix sept août à neuf heures du Matin ... est comparu arroudel joseph Requitie Comt de Mirabeau, propretair âgé de vingt-huit ans, demeurant au Chathaux de Coëtsal en cette commune, Lequel nous a présenté un enfant du sexe féminin née hier à onze heures du Matin."
Scholfield confirms data from BC no. 57 in the online Morbihan Archive: Sibylle Aimée Marie-Antoinette de Mirabeau, born at the château de Coëtsal on 16 August 1849, 11 a.m.
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Humor