Jenny D'HERICOURT

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FrenchBorn Jeanne Marie POINSARD

French feminist activist, writer, and a physician-midwife

Born on September 9, 1809 in Besançon , France

Died on January 12, 1875 in Paris , France

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She was born Jeanne-Marie-Fabienne Poinsard, in Besançon, France to Protestant parents. After running a private girls' school, she married Gabriel Marie. However they soon separated (divorce did not exist under French law at that time). d'Hericourt wrote her first novel, Le fils du reprouve (1844), under the pseudonym Fèlix Lamb. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Etienne Cabet, the French socialist, and took part in the Revolution of 1848. She studied medicine privately in Paris in the 1850s, and later practiced midwifery both in Paris and Chicago. She lived in America from 1863 to 1873 and was active in the ...   She was born Jeanne-Marie-Fabienne Poinsard, in Besançon, France to Protestant parents. After running a private girls' school, she married Gabriel Marie. However they soon separated (divorce did not exist under French law at that time). d'Hericourt wrote her first novel, Le fils du reprouve (1844), under the pseudonym Fèlix Lamb. She was an enthusiastic supporter of Etienne Cabet, the French socialist, and took part in the Revolution of 1848. She studied medicine privately in Paris in the 1850s, and later practiced midwifery both in Paris and Chicago. She lived in America from 1863 to 1873 and was active in the feminist movement there also.



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