George SAND

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FrenchBorn Amantine Aurore Lucile DUPIN

French novelist

Born on July 01, 1804 in Paris , France

Died on June 08, 1876 in Nohant-Vic, Indre , France

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Sand's father, Maurice Dupin, was a distant relative of Louis XVI and grandson of the Marshal General of France, Maurice, Comte de Saxe, himself an illegitimate son of August the Strong, King of Poland and a Saxon elector. Sand's mother, Sophie-Victoire Delaborde, was a commoner. Sand was born in Paris but raised for much of her childhood by her grandmother, Marie Aurore de Saxe, Madame Dupin de Franceuil, at her grandmother's estate, Nohant, in the French region of Berry (See House of George Sand). She later used the setting in many of her novels. It has been said that her upbringing was quite liberal. In 1822, at age 19, she married Baron Casimir Dudevant (1795–1871), illegitimate son of Baron Jean-François Dudevant. She and Dudevant had two children: Maurice (1823–1889) and Solange (1828–1899). In early 1831 she left her prosaic husband and entered upon a four- or five-year period of "romantic rebellion." In 1835 she was legally separated from Dudevant and took her children with her.

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