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

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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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referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780. Recueil de divers ouvrages / in the hand of Jean-Francois Wiart. Yale University Library
creatorOf Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780. Lettres originales, 1761-1773. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Clark, Robert Sterling, 1877-1956. Sterling and Francine Clark Papers: Reading Library, 1707-1961. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780,. Recueil de lettres choisies de differentes personnes, 1739-1780, / transcribed by Jean-Francois Wiart. Yale University Library
creatorOf Du Deffand, Marie de Vichy Chamrond, marquise, 1697-1780. Letters, 1737-1780. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Letters to John Craufurd, 1766-1775. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
creatorOf Voltaire, 1694-1778. Lettres de Mons. de Voltaire a mad. la marq. du Deffand, [ca. 1780] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783. Autograph letter unsigned : Paris, to Mme la Marquise du Deffand, 1753 Jan. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Nobility--Social life and customs
Nobility--Social life and customs--18th century
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Birth 1697-12-25

Death 1780-08-23

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