# Class article with argument titlepage changes symbol of \thanks to arabic number - how to avoid?

I have the problem that

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{article}
\title{A great title \thanks{XYZ}}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


gives a footnote with symbol (*) which I want to have, but when giving

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, titlepage]{article}


the * is changed to a 1. I want to have the title page with the star, not with the 1. Is this possible?

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, titlepage]{article}