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The Salon of Madame Necker - 2 Volume Set Gabriel Paul Othen Comte DHaussonville

The Salon of Madame Necker - 2 Volume Set

Gabriel Paul Othen Comte DHaussonville

Published August 24th 2011
ISBN : 9781108034838
Hardcover
638 pages
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Suzanne Curchod (1737 94) the highly educated and beautiful daughter of a Swiss pastor, was living at Lausanne when she agreed to marry the young Edward Gibbon, but the engagement was broken off. Employed as companion to the then fianc e of JacquesMoreSuzanne Curchod (1737 94) the highly educated and beautiful daughter of a Swiss pastor, was living at Lausanne when she agreed to marry the young Edward Gibbon, but the engagement was broken off. Employed as companion to the then fianc e of Jacques Necker (1732 1804), later the finance minister of Louis XVI, she married him in 1764. Their only daughter, Anne Louise Germaine, is better known as Madame de Sta l. Madame Necker was eager for her husband, a wealthy banker, to pursue a political career, but Jacques Neckers efforts towards financial reform made him unpopular at court, and his dismissal in July 1789 was one of the triggers for the French Revolution. His subsequent failure to control events led to his retirement to Switzerland in 1790. This biography, written by a descendant, the comte dHaussonville, and translated by Henry Trollope, the son of Anthony, was published in English in 1882.