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Récamier

Some faces launch 1,000 ships; some faces immortalize a piece of furniture. Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier (ray-cam-ee-ay), otherwise known as Juliette, was born on December 4, 1777. Her family was from Lyon, and her father was part of the king’s … Continue reading

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Une nation n’a de caractère que lorsqu’elle est libre

Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baroness de Staël-Holstein, better known simply as Madame de Staël, was born on April 22, 1766. She was Swiss born, but lived much of her life in Paris. Her father was the finance minister to Louis XVI and … Continue reading

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