Martha M. Caylus

Martha M. CaylusMartha M. Caylus
Social Leader
1672 – 1729 A.D.

Martha Marguerite, Marquis de Caylus, a French woman of fashion, one of the brilliant wits and social leaders of thecourt of Louis XIV.

Her famous Souvenirs with notes and a preface were edited in 1770 by Voltaire who regarded them as masterpieces of candor and wit; and Sainte-Beuve assigned her to a distinguished place in his Portraits of Celebrated Women.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.