Thursday, September 30, 2004

Deffand, Marie De Vichy-chamrond, Marquise Du

She was born of a noble family, educated at a convent in Paris, and married at 21 to her kinsman Jean-Baptiste de La Lande, Marquis du Deffand, from whom she separated in 1722. She was by that time taking part in the extremely dissipated life that characterized the entourage of the


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