Marie d'Agoult

Aristocrat + Banker + Historian
Born Dec 31, 1805

Marie Catherine Sophie de Flavigny, Vicomtesse de Flavigny, was a French author, known also by her married name and title, Marie, Comtesse d'Agoult, and by her pen name, Daniel Stern. She was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the daughter of Alexander Victor François de Flavigny (1770–1819), a footloose émigré French aristocrat, and his wife Maria Elisabeth Bethmann (1772–1847), a German banker's daughter.… Read More

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1805 Birth Born in 1805.


1827 22 Years Old She entered into an early marriage of convenience with Charles Louis Constant d'Agoult, Comte d'Agoult (1790–1875) on May 16, 1827, thereby becoming the Comtesse d'Agoult. They had two daughters, Louise (1828–1834) and Claire (1830–1912). They were divorced on August 19, 1835.


1835 30 Years Old From 1835 to 1839 she lived with virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt, who was five years younger, and was then a rising concert star. … Read More
1841 36 Years Old Her first stories (Hervé, Julien, Valentia, Nélida) were published in 1841-1845.


1848 43 Years Old Her best-known work (written as "Daniel Stern") is the Histoire de la Révolution de 1848 (appearing from 1850–53, in 3 volumes). … Read More


1876 71 Years Old In 1876 she died in Paris, aged 70, and was buried in Division 54 of Père Lachaise Cemetery. … Read More
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