Germaine Necker, Madame de Staël

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Anne-Louise Germaine Necker

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Hôtel d'Hallwyll, rRue Michel le Comte, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: July 14, 1817 (51)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Coppet, Vaud, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacques Necker and Louise Suzanne Curchod
Wife of Erik Magnus Staël von Holstein and Albert de Rocca
Mother of Gustavine Sofia Magdalena Staël von Holstein; Gustava Hedvig Staël von Holstein; Ludvig August Staël von Holstein; Mattias Albrekt Staël von Holstein; Auguste Staël von Holstein and 3 others

Occupation: Author, Schrifstellerin "Mme de Stael"
Managed by: Christer Lyrholm
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About Germaine Necker, Madame de Staël

Anne-Louise Germaine Necker, baronne de Staël-Holstein, connue sous le nom de Madame de Staël, (/stal/1, née et morte à Paris, 22 avril 1766 - 14 juillet 1817), est une romancière et essayiste française d'origine genevoise.

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (French: [stal]; née Necker; 22 April 1766 – 14 July 1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose lifetime overlapped with the events of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. Known as a witty and brilliant conversationalist, often dressed in flashy and revealing outfits, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. She was present at the first opening of the Estates General and at the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and witnessed the departure of the royal family from Versailles in 1789. Her intellectual collaboration with Benjamin Constant between 1795 and 1811 made them one of the most celebrated intellectual couples of their time. They discovered sooner than others the tyrannical character and designs of Napoleon. For many years she lived as an exile under the Reign of Terror and under Napoleonic persecution. In 1814 one of her contemporaries observed that "there are three great powers struggling against Napoleon for the soul of Europe: England, Russia, and Madame de Staël". Her works, both novels and travel literature, with emphasis on passion, individuality and oppositional politics made their mark on European Romanticism.

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Germaine Necker, Madame de Staël's Timeline

April 22, 1766
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Age 20
Age 22
August 31, 1790
Age 24
September 1, 1790
Age 24
October 2, 1792
Age 26
Age 25
June 8, 1797
Age 31
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 7, 1812
Age 45