Michel, Louise

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Michel, Louise Gender: F
born on 29 May 1830 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Vroncourt-la-Côte, France, 48n0857, 5e3038
Timezone LMT m5e3038 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°44' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°28 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°46'

Louise Michel


French socialist heroine of the 1871 Paris Commune, working under the pseudonym "Clémence." Born in a chateau of a servant and the son of the lord of the house, she was given a privileged upbringing by her father's parents. Given a good education and trained as a teacher, she developed socialist sympathies and became an ardent anti-Bonapartist. Because of her political views, she could not teach in a school run by the state. Moving to Paris and living in the Montmartre section, she became engaged in revolutionary politics and works of charity, becoming an ambulance woman and treating those on the barricades. Equal in passion to her socialistic views were her ideas about women's roles and equality of the sexes.

Victor Hugo's poem "Viro Major" was written in her honor. A prolific writer, resistance worker and organizer, she was exiled to New Caledonia in 1873, returning to Paris in 1880 when amnesty was granted. In 1881, she was arrested for anti-government activities and she was sentenced to six years in prison. Pardoned, she spent several years in London. She died January 9, 1905, age 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Mink, Paule (born 9 November 1839)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 January 1905 (in Marseilles, age 74)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'm' pdf file, p. 157.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from a newspaper article which refers to her birth certificate for the time: "Louise Michel's Biography," London Daily News, New York Times, 7 December 1895, p.2.


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Traits : Personality : Persistent
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist