Madame de Staël: Germany
Christened Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Mme. de Staël (1766–1817) was the daughter of Louis XVI’s finance minister, a man who attained short-lived popularity as a reformer at the outbreak of the French Revolution. She had been brought up in the atmosphere of the Enlightenment salon established by her mother, and became a confirmed intellectual. She married the Swedish ambassador to Paris, though she proceeded to establish a reputation for conquests of Europe’s leading intellectual figures including Benjamin Constant, A. W. von Schlegel, and Sismondi.
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