Princesse Mathilde


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Niece of Napoleon I, cousin of Napoleon III. Her salon in Paris and at Saint‐Gratien was visited by many leading writers, including Flaubert, Sainte‐Beuve, and Gautier, to the last of whom she gave a sinecure post as her librarian.


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