Bocage, Marie-Anne Le Page du (1710–1802)

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Bocage, Marie-Anne Le Page du (1710–1802)

French playwright, poet, and salonnière. Name variations: Marie-Anne Le Page du Boccage; Marie Anne Fiquet du Bocage. Born Marie Anne Le Page in 1710 in Rouen, France; died 1802.

Held literary salon in Paris; wrote Les Amazones, which was performed at Comédie Française (1749) but not well received; nicknamed "Le Milton français," wrote the long poem Le Paradis Terrestre in imitation of John Milton (1748); also wrote La Colombiade and visited Voltaire at his home in Ferney, near Geneva.