Sursock, Lady Yvonne Cochrane

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Sursock, Lady Yvonne Cochrane Gender: F
Yvonne Sursuq
born on 18 May 1922 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Naples, Italy, 40n51, 14e17
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°24 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 14°24'


Lebanese philanthropist, a prominent public figure, and an advocate of the arts in Lebanon and a member of the historic Sursock family.

She was born the only daughter of Alfred-Bey Sursock, a Lebanese aristocrat and Donna Maria Theresa Serra di Cassano, the daughter of Francesco Serra, 7th Duke of Cassano. In 1946, she married Sir Desmond Cochrane, Bt.

Lady Cochrane Sursock was president of the committee and general manager of the Nicolas Sursock Museum in Beirut from 1960 until 1966. She founded the Association for the Protection of the Natural Sites and Ancient Buildings (APSAD; Association pour la protection des sites et anciennes demeures) in Lebanon and was its president from 1960 until 2002.

Her work today focuses on projects that seek to reduce Lebanese emigration and to support people in their villages of origin, by creating jobs for them in the fields of agriculture, textiles, and handcrafts.

Lady Cochrane is also involved in the protection of the natural environment in Lebanon and in the preservation of the country's unique architectural and cultural heritage.

She is owner of the Sursock House, plus a broad swathe of property along Rue Sursock, up to the trendy Rue Gouraud.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites father's record quoted in "THE PRIVATE ARCHIVE OF THE SURSUQS, A BEIRUT FAMILY OF CHRISTIAN NOTABLES: AN EARLY INVESTIGATION" by Lorenzo Trombetta, Rivista degli studi orientali, Nuova Serie, Vol. 82, 1/4 (2009), pp. 197-228: "Yvonne Sursuq was born in the Hotel Excelsior in Naples on 18 May 1922, at eight o'clock in the morning, as indicated in the above-mentioned document handwritten by Alfred" (p. 219).


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Property
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social