Public Figure Profiles

Yves Du Manoir

Yves Frantz Loys Marie Le Pelley du Manoir, known as Yves du Manoir (August 11, 1904 - January 2, 1928) was a French rugby player.

Du Manoir was born at Vaucresson, into an aristocratic family; his father and mother were Viscount and Viscountess Le Pelley. He excelled at tennis, rowing, swimming, gymnastics and running. He also liked motorcycles. But it was as a rugby player that he stood out. He joined Racing Club de France, a Paris club, as he lived in the prestigious Rue de Rennes in the centre of the city. He was a versatile back, a good kicker and an excellent tackler, who played generally as fly-half.

He won his first cap for France at the age of 20 on January 1, 1925, at Colombes against Ireland. Despite a 3–9 defeat, his flamboyant style made him the darling of the crowd, who chanted his name during the game, and he was chosen as man of the match. He went on to get seven other caps, one as captain against Scotland in 1927.

The epitome of the perfect gentleman, Du Manoir was also a brain. He enrolled at the prestigious military school École polytechnique, where he graduated as an air force second lieutenant in 1925.

On January 2, 1928, France was hosting Scotland, but Du Manoir had to decline the invitation because that day he had to take an exam at the military camp where he was officially stationed (in Avord, near Bourges) to obtain his diploma that would allow him to qualify as a military pilot. The plane he got on, a Caudron 59, crashed a few minutes after take-off. Apparently, one wheel was caught in the branches of a poplar. The players learnt the news of the accident during the after-match functions. Georges Gerald, the France vice-captain and close friend of Du Manoir's with whom he played for Racing as centre, broke out in tears as he was making the traditional speech.

A monument was built where the accident happened. Barely four months after his death, Racing Club de France renamed its stadium after him. This was where France was going to play almost all its international home fixtures until 1973. There is a statue of Du Manoir at the entrance of the stadium, where Racing Club de France played until 2017.

In 1932, Racing Club de France created a famous club competition named after him, the Challenge Yves du Manoir, dedicated to the spirit of open play. Maybe the renowned French flair was born then.

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Some of their strengths

Yves Du Manoir has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Bold, Confident, Extroverted, Intelligent, Responsible, and Protective.

Bold and Confident

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Yves Du Manoir is someone who is a bold, confident, energetic, and optimistic person, who is able to combine personal warmth and charisma with intelligence. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Yves Du Manoir well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Yves Du Manoir as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Yves Du Manoir is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Creative and Leadership-oriented

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Yves Du Manoir tends to be someone who is a natural leader, with determination, motivational powers, and who takes obligations seriously. Who has charisma, a sense of humor, and who tends to attract attention.

Some of Yves Du Manoir's challenges

While Yves Du Manoir has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Yves Du Manoir can be Arrogant, Self-centered, Status-seeking, Irritable, Moody, Demanding, and Selfish.

Arrogant and Status-seeking

One of Yves Du Manoir's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as arrogant and status-seeking.

Yves Du Manoir must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Yves Du Manoir is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Domineering and Stubborn

Finally, Yves Du Manoir also can be too rebellious, not respond to criticism well, and be too emotional and extreme about things.

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