Bourgeois Louise

Bourgeois 1

, Louise c. 1563-1636.
French midwife in Henry IV's court. She delivered Marie de Médicis' children, including the future Louis XIII, and wrote an influential obstetrics manual.

Bourgeois 2

, Louise 1911-2010.
French-born American sculptor whose often erotic sculptures are characterized by elongated figures and abstract shapes.
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