Anna-Élisabeth Grigore de NOAILLES (BRANCOVEANU)
|Birthplace:||Paris, Ile-de-France, France|
|Death:||Died in Paris, Ile-de-France, France|
Daughter of Grigore Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brâncoveanu and Ralou BRANCOVEANU
|Managed by:||Nicholas A Nicolaides|
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About Anna-Élisabeth Grigore de NOAILLES
- La comtesse Anna-Élisabeth de Noailles, née princesse Bibesco Bassaraba de Brancovan1, est une poétesse et romancière française, d'origine roumaine, née à Paris le 15 novembre 1876 et morte à Paris le 30 avril 1933.
- Anna de Noailles
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Anna, Comtesse Mathieu de Noailles (born Princess Anna Elisabeth Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan; 15 November 1876 – 30 April 1933 (56 years), was a romanian French writer.
By Philip de LászlóBorn in Paris and a descendant of the Bibescu and Craioveşti families of Romanian boyars, she was the daughter of Prince Grégoire Bibesco-Bassaraba, a son of Wallachian Prince Gheorghe Bibesco de Brancovan and Zoe Brâncoveanu. Her Greek mother was the former Ralouka (Rachel) Musuru, a well known musician, to whom the Polish composer Ignacy Paderewski dedicated several of compositions.
In 1897 she married Mathieu Fernand Frédéric Pascal de Noailles (1873-1942), the fourth son of the 7th Duke de Noailles. The couple soon became the toast of Parisian high society. They had one child, a son, Count Anne Jules de Noailles (1900-1979).
Anna de Noailles wrote three novels, an autobiography, and many poems. She had friendly relations with the intellectual, literary and artistic elite of the day including Marcel Proust, Francis Jammes, Colette, André Gide, Frédéric Mistral, Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Loti, Paul Hervieu, and Max Jacob.
So popular was Anna de Noailles that various notable artists of the day painted her portrait, including Antonio de la Gandara, Kees van Dongen, Jacques Émile Blanche, and the British portrait painter Philip de Laszlo. In 1906 her image was sculpted by Auguste Rodin; the clay model can be seen today in the Musée Rodin in Paris, and the finished marble bust is on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum.
Anna de Noailles was the first woman to become a Commander of the Legion of Honor, the first woman to be received in the Royal Belgian Academy of French Language and Literature, and she was honored with the "Grand Prix" of the Académie Française in 1921.
She died in 1933 and was interred in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.