Sylvia of Sarawak, the Ranee

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Sylvia of Sarawak, the Ranee Gender: F
Brett, Sylvia
born on 25 February 1885 at 05:10 (= 05:10 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°49' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°48 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 20°34'


British Dutch writer. Her autobiography, "Queen of the Headhunters," was published in the early 1970s.

Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke, a member of the Sarawak administration since 1897 when he succeeded his father, became Sylvia Brett’s husband on 02/11/1911. With their union, Sylvia Brett became Sylvia of Sarawak, the Ranee. Known as a social butterfly and spendthrift, she spent much of her time "squandering" the state’s treasury, which was already diminished considerably.

The marriage produced three daughters, Leonora, Elizabeth and Valerie. Sylvia spent money lavishly on her daughters, indulging their every whim, while she became increasingly bored with the obligations of her title. Her husband eventually decided that Sarawak should be ceded to Great Britain, and after a bitter family feud, Sir Charles terminated Brooke rule on 7/01/1946.

She died on November 11, 1971 in Barbados, age 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 11 February 1911 (Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke)
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  • Relationship : Difficult period July 1946 (Terminated rule with succession to British rule)
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Source Notes

Modern Astrology 1/1937 "from the autobiography of Her Highness."


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Sir Charles Vyner de Windt)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three girls)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extravagant (Spending to the extreme)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Socialite