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Germaine de Staël

is an acrostic for gds.


Who is Germaine de Staël?

Germaine de Staël: Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, 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. She was one of Napoleon's principal opponents. Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Romanticism.

  • also known as Anne Louise Germaine de Stael, Madame de Staël, Madame De Stael, Baronne de Stael Holstein, Staël, Madame Staël, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
  • born on (249 years ago) in Paris, child of Suzanne Curchod and Jacques Necker
  • nationality: Switzerland, France
  • profession: Writer
  • died on (198 years ago) in Paris
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Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History (2017)

by Donker Van Heel

Germaine de Staël Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953) Soviet dictator.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2015)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Contributing insights from the intelligentsia, the salon hostess Germaine de Staël found reasons topity the martyrdom of Marie Antoinette andto honor hermotherhood in “ Reflectionson ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (2009)

by Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha

the writer, critic and translator Germaine de Staël ...

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Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ, and the difference of things that are alike. (Anne Louise Germaine de Stael)
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