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Chéron, Elisabeth-Sophie (1648–1711)

Chéron, Elisabeth-Sophie (1648–1711)

French poet and painter. Name variations: Elizabeth Sophie Cheron; Mme Le Hay. Born Elizabeth-Sophie Chéron in 1648 in Paris, France; died 1711 in Paris; dau. of Henri Chéron; m. Jacques le Hay.

Talented in art, literature and music, was nominated to 2 academies: for her painting, was named a member of Académie Royale de la Peinture et de la Sculpture (1672); for the publication of her collection of psalms and canticle and verse piece, "La Gloire du Val de Grâce" (1694), was named a member of the Paduan Accademia dei Ricovrati (1699); awarded a pension by Louis XIV.

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