Du Paty de Clam, Armand

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du Paty de Clam, Armand Gender: M
born on 21 February 1853 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°27' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°40 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°02'

Armand du Paty de Clam


French army officer, an amateur graphologist, and a key figure in the Dreyfus affair.

Du Paty de Clam framed Dreyfus, claiming that Dreyfus's handwriting was the same as that on a note written by a spy within the army. He subsequently testified at Dreyfus's court-martial in late December, 1894, and was later promoted to lieutenant-colonel for his role in convicting Dreyfus.

Emile Zola directly cited du Paty de Clam in his "J'accuse...!" of January 1898, declaring: "At the root of it all is one evil man, Lt. Colonel du Paty de Clam, who was at the time a mere Major. He is the entire Dreyfus case...".

In March 1899 the Supreme Court of Appeals reviewed the Dreyfus case and ordered du Paty de Clam's arrest in June 1899, just prior to Dreyfus's re-trial (i.e. re-court-martial). Dreyfus reluctantly accepted a pardon in late 1899, accompanied by amnesty for all those involved in the case.

Stigmatized by his role in the affair, du Paty de Clam resigned from the army in early 1901. He successfully applied to be re-admitted to the military in 1913 as a lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army (reserve forces). He was wounded at the First Battle of Marne in September 1914, receiving the Legion d'Honneur. Du Paty de Clam died from his wounds at Versailles on 3 September 1916.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Dreyfus, Alfred (born 9 October 1859)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Zola, Émile (born 2 April 1840)


  • Death by War or Terrorism 3 September 1916 (From wounds, age 63)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'p_q' pdf file, p. 40.

Full name: Charles Armand Auguste Ferdinand Marie Mercier du Paty de Clam


  • Traits : Personality : Other Personality (Pretentious)
  • Vocation : Law : Other Law (Graphologist)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded