Sé·vi·gné(sā-vēn-yā′), Marquise de Title of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal. 1626-1696.
French letter writer whose prolific correspondence depicts aristocratic life in the age of Louis XIV.
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(Biography) Marquise de, title of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal. 1626–96, French letter writer. Her correspondence with her daughter and others provides a vivid account of society during the reign of Louis XIV
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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de, 1626–96, French writer, esp. of letters.
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