Blanchecotte, Augustine-Malvina (1830–1895)

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Blanchecotte, Augustine-Malvina (1830–1895)

French poet. Name variations: Auguste Malvina Blanchecotte; d'Augustine-Malvina Blanchecotte; Augustine-Malvina Souville-Blanchecotte; Mme Blanchecotte. Born 1830 in Paris, France, of humble beginnings; died 1895.

A seamstress, whose works were recognized by the Académie Française, attempted to give an alternate view of women's position in society; writings include Reçves et Réalités (1855), Impressions d'une femme, pensées, sentiments et portraits (1868), Tablettes d'une femme pendant la Commune (1972) and Les Militants (1875).