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Mme Du Deffand

(1697—1780)


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(1697–1780)

A French literary hostess, whose salon was frequented by Montesquieu, d'Alembert, and others, and who became blind in later life. Horace Walpole was her close friend, and a large ...

Subjects: Literature.


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