|Birthname||Maria Catharina Helena Henriette Steil|
|born on||3 August 1898 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09|
|Timezone||LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°42' 22°54 Asc. 10°41'|
Luxembourg writer and feminist, known to have been keen to assert her independence as a woman and to have promoted feministic trends such as a boyish hairstyle. After publishing some short pieces in Les Cahiers luxembourgeois, she aspired to become a professional writer but died when she was only 32.
Her earlist works were published in Luxembourg newspapers. They included the story Der Mond und das Mädchen (The Moon and the Maiden) which she sent in to a contest organized by the Luxemburger Zeitung. Other newspapers she contributed to included Jonghémecht, Junge Welt and Tageblatt. In Les Cahiers luxembourgeois she maintained a column "Lettres de Suzette à Micromégas." She also wrote for the Berliner Lokalanzeiger and other German newspapers including Ullsteins Frauenblätter and Welt am Montag. In 1926, Steil completed a collection of short stories titled Tier und Mensch. Harmlose Geschichten (Animal and Man: Harmless Stories) which was published in Leipzig. In these allegroical tales, animals take on the roles of human beings while humans behave like animals.
Marie Henriette Steil died in Luxembourg City on 18 December 1930. In September 2005, the Luxembourg Post Office issued a stamp in her memory.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 302).
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction