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Rachilde Gender: F
Marie Marguerite Eymery
born on 11 February 1860 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Château-l'Évêque, France, 45n1447, 0e4111
Timezone LMT m0e4111 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°47' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°27 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 25°45'



French author.

Dubbed “Mademoiselle Baudelaire” by Maurice Barres and called a distinguished pornographer by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, Rachilde is one of the most complex literary figures to emerge at the tipping point between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her most famous work includes the fictional novels Monsieur Vénus/Monsieur Venus (1884) and La Jongleuse/The Juggler (1900, rev. 1925), and a nonfictional work called Pourquoi je ne suis pas féministe/ Why I am not a feminist (1928) in which she famously claims, “I have never had any confidence in women since the eternal feminine first betrayed me in maternal guise.” Scandalous in her youth, reviled by moralists as well as early feminists, her work ignored or forgotten in the years after her death, Rachilde balances between decadence and literary modernism, and between a virulent misogyny and deeply held belief in her own feminine worth.

She died 4 April 1953.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from birth certificate no. 6 in the online Dordogne archives, Château-l'Évêque registry book, p. 2/13: Marie Marguerite Eymery, born at Cros in Château-l'Évêque at 6am on 11 February 1860.

Previously this entry had the same data but with the place of Périgueux: Taeger quotes NCGR Journal 1/1989 from B.C.

Arno Muller vol 3 has 01.00

Gauquelin has 12 February 01.00. Didier Geslain archive, 'R' pdf file, p. 1, has midnight on 10 February 1860 (00:00am).


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction