De Montesquiou, Robert
|Birthname||Marie Joseph Robert Anatole, Comte de Montesquiou-|
|born on||19 March 1855 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°18' 15°18 Asc. 09°47'|
French aesthete, Symbolist poet, art collector and dandy.
He is reputed to have been the inspiration both for des Esseintes in Joris-Karl Huysmans' (1848-1907) À rebours (1884) and, most famously, for Baron de Charlus in Proust's (1871-1922) À la recherche du temps perdu (1913-1927).
He died 11 December 1921.
- friend relationship with Bernhardt, Sarah (born 23 October 1844)
- friend relationship with Cocteau, Jean (born 5 July 1889)
- friend relationship with d'Annunzio, Gabriele (born 12 March 1863)
- friend relationship with Daudet, Alphonse (born 13 May 1840)
- friend relationship with de Gramont, Élisabeth (born 23 April 1875)
- friend relationship with de Noailles, Anna (born 15 November 1876)
- friend relationship with Duse, Eleanora (born 3 October 1858)
- friend relationship with Goncourt, Edmond de (born 26 May 1822)
B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 206.
Taeger quotes Rodden, B.R.
Sy Scholfield quotes same in "Whistler and Montesquiou: the butterfly and the bat" by Edgar Munhall and James McNeill Whistler (Frick Collection, 1995), p. 28: "What Montesquiou would one day call his 'future corpse' first saw the light of day at eleven o'clock in the morning on March 19, 1855, in his grandfather's Paris residence, the Hotel de Bethune..."
- Traits : Personality : Bigot (Social snob)
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Art)
- Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Gay)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet