Madeleine de SCUDERY

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FrenchBorn Madeleine de SCUDERY

French writer

Born on November 15, 1607 in Le Havre, France , France

Died on June 02, 1701 in Paris, France

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Born at Le Havre, Normandy, in northern France, Madeleine de Scudery is said to have been very plain as well as without fortune, but she was very well educated. Establishing herself at Paris with her brother, she was at once admitted to the Hôtel de Rambouillet coterie, and afterwards established a salon of her own under the title of the Société du samedi (Saturday Society). For the last half of the 17th century, under the pseudonym of Sapho or her own name, she was acknowledged as the first bluestocking of France and of the world. She formed a close friendship with Paul Pellisson which was only ended by his death in 1693.

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