Pourtalès, Guy de

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Pourtalès, Guy de Gender: M
Guido James Gräf von Pourtalès
born on 4 August 1881 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°29' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°43 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 08°02'


Swiss author best known for his 1937 novel, La Pêche miraculeuse, which won him the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française.

From the 1920s on, Pourtalès published a series of romantic biographies of musicians and also wrote essays, critiques, and journalistic pieces for a variety of French magazines, amongst them the Nouvelle Revue Française. He also began to translate the works of Shakespeare in French; his translation of Measure for Measure was performed in 1920 in Geneva and in Lausanne, and his translation of The Tempest was staged in 1929 in Monte Carlo and at the Odéon theater in Paris.

Guy de Pourtalès died at Lausanne on 12 June 1941, aged 59.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator