Martha M. Caylus
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.
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.