Necker, Suzanne (Curchod)

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Suzanne (Curchod) Necker (süzän´ kürshō´ nĕkĕr´), 1739–94, French writer; wife of Jacques Necker and mother of Mme de Staël. Her salon was frequented by celebrated Frenchmen and foreign visitors. A hospital that she founded c.1776 is still in existence. Her writings on literary and moral subjects include Des inhumations précipitées (1790), Réflexions sur le divorce (1794), and miscellaneous collections published as Mélanges in 1798 and 1801.