Auguste de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam
175 years ago, 7th of November 1838 in Saint-Brieuc (Brittany) – Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam also known as the Count and from 1846 as marquees de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam was born (undoubtedly, a descendent of a distinguished aristocratic family his titles are problematic, especially claims to the throne of Greece based upon his family relations with the Great Master of the Knights of Saint John in the years of 1521-24 on the island of Rhodes – Philippe de Villiers de L’Isle-Adam); a prosaist, poet and a dramaturge, an author of crime novels and “macabre stories” in the style of E.A.Poe, as well as symbolist poetry and theatre in Wagner’s “musical drama “ style; a friend to an abbot of Solesmes – Dom Guéranger OSB; a defender of monarchy motivated by aesthetics and anti-modernism (although briefly and out of hostility towards the bourgeois’ a sympathiser of the Paris Commune) and a legitimist: in 1879 an editor of a legitimist weekly “La Croix et l’Épée” [“The Cross and the Epee”] and a legitimist candidate to the Paris Council ‘s in 1881 election. He died in 1889.
prof. Jacek Bartyzel
translated by Arek Jakubczyk
Kategoria: Reactionary Diary