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® Author: Ligniville d Autricourt, Anne-Catherine de

Spouse/other names:Helvétius
Year of birth:1722
Year of death:1800
About her personal situation:"elle avait l'esprit fin et prompt, et le sentiment juste du beau" (d'après Morellet; Lagrave 2). "Demoiselle de haute naissance, mais de médiocre fortune" (intr. Corr.Helvetius) écrit à Graffigny 1746: "Si j'étais votre fille! Mon Dieu! Pourquoi faut-il que je ne la sois pas?" standardizingdec12svd: Origin • Location where born: unknown • Location where died : unknown National identity • Nationality : French • Mother tongue : French Marital status : married to Helvétius Number of children : unknown Social class : upper class Education: unknown Religion : unknown

Relations to other authors: Aunt of Graffigny, Françoise de

Friend of Belot, Octavie

About her professional situation:faisait de la "critique litteraire" dans ses lettres, cf. "La piece de Palissot [Les Philosophes] m'a paru comme a vous la honte de la nation, mais les Aristophane ont beau faire, ils ne deshonoreront pas les Socrate". (lettre a Jean Levesque de Burigny 18 mai 1760; Corr.gen. Helvetius t.II, p. 277) standardizingdec12svd: Publishing under: - unknown Profession(s) and activities - literary critic Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : - unknown Financial aspects: - unknown
Elements of bibliography:Cf. - Jean-Paul de Lagrave (éd.) Madame Helvétius et la Société d'Auteuil. Oxford, VF, 1999.

Editors: Suzan van Dijk (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 30 December 2012)

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Xreception 1 Dunoyer, Anne-Marguerite   -   Lettres historiques et galantes
Xreception 2 Graffigny, Françoise de   -   La Princesse Azerolle
Xreception 3 Lussan, Marguerite de   -   Histoire de la Comtesse de Gondez