Dieulafoy, Jane (1851–1916)

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Dieulafoy, Jane (1851–1916)

French novelist and travel writer. Name variations: Jeanne Rachel Dieulafoy. Born Jeanne Rachel Magre, June 29, 1851, in Toulouse, France; died 1916; m. Marcel Dieulafoy, 1870.

Traveled with husband on diplomatic missions and archeological visits, including excavations in Susa-Persia, and wrote of experiences; wore male clothing while traveling and acquired legal permission to continue to do so in Paris; lectured on Greek and French literature at Théàtre de l'Odéon; travelogues include La Perse, la Chaldée et la Susiane (1886); novels include Parysatis (1890), Volontaire (1892), and Déchéance (1897).

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