Klingsor, Tristan

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Klingsor, Tristan Gender: M
Leclère, Léon
born on 8 August 1874 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Lachapelle-aux-Pots, France, 49n27, 1e54
Timezone LMT m1e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 15°37' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°59 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 12°06'


French poet, musician, painter and art critic, best known for his artistic association with the composer Maurice Ravel. Klingsor provided the texts for Ravel’s song cycle Shéhérazade (1903). He and Ravel belonged to the Paris avant-garde artistic group known as Les Apaches for whose meetings he was sometimes the host.

Klingsor was also a painter and the author of several studies on art. A composer in his own right, he made several collections of melodies, four-part songs, and piano music.

His pseudonym, combines the names of Wagner's hero Tristan (from Tristan und Isolde) and the villain Klingsor (from Parsifal). Some of his orientalist poems are addressed to a mysterious jeune étranger (young stranger) possibly symbolizing his gay orientation, although he did marry in 1903, and had a daughter two years later.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Ravel, Maurice (born 7 March 1875)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1903
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1905 (daughter born)
  • Work : Prize 1956 (Grand Prix des Poètes Français)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1966

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain


  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet