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Yourcenar, Marguerite

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Authors, Scholars

1903 – Born in Brussels; birth of a French-US (Belgian-born) author and classical scholar


1947 – naturalized US citizen


1951 – came up with her best known among her novels, critical essays, play, and poetry was the novel The Memoirs of Hadrian


1976 – Other works in translation include The Abyss


1980 – 1st woman elected to French Academy


1981 -was the first woman member of the Academic Francaise

-She wrote in French but had lived in the United States since 1940.


1984 – The Dark Brain of Piranesi and other Essays


1985 – Oriental Tales


1987- Died on December 17