Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1697-12-25
Death 1780-08-23
French
French, English

Biographical notes:

Marie Anne de Vichy Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780), was married at 21 to her kinsman, Jean Baptiste de la Lande, marquis du Deffand. The marriage resulted in a separation as early as 1722. However, her intelligence, cynicism, and wit gained her such friends as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Fontenelle and Madame de Staal-Delaunay, the president Henault, and D'Alembert. The principal friendships of her later years were with the duchesse de Choiseul and with Horace Walpole. She died on September 23, 1780, leaving her papers to Walpole.

From the description of Letters, 1737-1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702187809

From the description of Lettres originales, 1761-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702187794

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Subjects:

  • Nobility--Correspondence
  • Nobility--Social life and customs
  • Nobility--Social life and customs--18th century

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)