Madame Staël – A woman who abored all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless

Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne de Staël-Holstein, 22 April 1766 – 14 July 1817, was the daughter of the second most important man in France, Louis XVI’s Minister of Finances, Jacques Necker. Madame de Staël was born into a world of political and intellectual prominence. Later, she married Sweden’s ambassador to the French court, and for a … Continue reading Madame Staël – A woman who abored all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless