Lesley Blanch

Writer and Historian
Born 1904

Lesley Blanch, MBE, FRSL was an English writer, fashion editor and writer of history.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lesley Blanch.


1904 Birth Born in 1904.


1930 26 Years Old She married Robert Alan Wimberley Bicknell in 1930 and they were divorced in 1941, although the marriage had long since ceased.


1945 41 Years Old In 1945, she married the French novelist-diplomat Romain Gary. … Read More


1962 58 Years Old Gary left her for American actress Jean Seberg and they divorced in 1962. … Read More


2001 97 Years Old A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Lesley Blanch was appointed MBE in 2001, and in 2004 the French government awarded her the medal of Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
2004 100 Years Old She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2004. … Read More
2006 102 Years Old She claimed, according to an interview in The Sunday Times in August 2006, that she had married Bicknell in order to obtain a house in Richmond, near the Thames in London.
2007 103 Years Old Died in 2007.
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