De Gramont, Élisabeth

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de Gramont, Élisabeth Gender: F
Elizabeth Antonia Corisande de Gramont
born on 23 April 1875 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Nancy, France, 48n41, 6e12
Timezone LMT m6e12 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°13 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°49'

Élisabeth de Gramont (Photograph by Nadar, 1889)


French writer of the early 20th century, best known for her long-term lesbian relationship with Natalie Clifford Barney. A descendant of Henry IV of France, Élisabeth de Gramont had grown up among the highest aristocracy. She looked back on this world of wealth and privilege with little regret, and became known as the "red duchess" for her support of socialism.

She was a close friend, and sometimes critic of writer Marcel Proust, whom she had met on 9 June 1903.

Barney and Élisabeth, Duchess de Clermont-Tonnerre, first met in the spring of 1909, and became lovers on 1 May 1910, a date that became their anniversary. Although neither was faithful to the other sexually, they were devoted to one another for their entire lives. She was married to Philibert, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre and had two daughters (born 1897 and 1902), when she met Barney.

She was divorced in 1920. She participated in Popular Front parades, and supported politicians of the left. She died in Paris on 6 December 1954.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 3 June 1896 (Philibert, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1909 (Natalie Clifford Barney)
  • Relationship : First Sex 1 May 1910 (Natalie Clifford Barney)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1920 (Philibert, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 463 in the online Meurthe-et-Moselle archives, image 120/827.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Socialist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirist)