Sidonie-Gabrielle COLETTE

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FrenchBorn Sidonie-Gabrielle COLETTE

French novelist

Born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne , France

Died on August 03, 1954 in Paris , France

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Colette was born to retired military officer Jules-Joseph Colette and his wife Adèle Eugénie Sidonie "Sido" Colette (nee Landoy) in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, in the Burgundy Region of France. She studied piano as a child and received her primary school diploma with high marks in mathematics and dictation. In 1893, at age 20, she married Henry Gauthier-Villars, a famous wit known as "Willy", who was 15 years her senior. He was a writer, music critic, and described as a "literary charlatan and degenerate".



Her first books, the Claudine series, were published under her husband's pen name "Willy". Claudine still has the power to charm; in belle époque France it was downright shocking, much to Willy's satisfaction and profit.

...   Colette was born to retired military officer Jules-Joseph Colette and his wife Adèle Eugénie Sidonie "Sido" Colette (nee Landoy) in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, in the Burgundy Region of France. She studied piano as a child and received her primary school diploma with high marks in mathematics and dictation. In 1893, at age 20, she married Henry Gauthier-Villars, a famous wit known as "Willy", who was 15 years her senior. He was a writer, music critic, and described as a "literary charlatan and degenerate".



Her first books, the Claudine series, were published under her husband's pen name "Willy". Claudine still has the power to charm; in belle époque France it was downright shocking, much to Willy's satisfaction and profit.



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