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Yourcenar, Marguerite (pseudonym of Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine de Cra)

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 84 years of age.

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


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