Scudéry, Marie-Madeleine du Moncel de Montinvall de (1627–1711)

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Scudéry, Marie-Madeleine du Moncel de Montinvall de (1627–1711)

French writer. Name variations: Marie-Madeleine de Scudéry. Born 1627; died 1711; m. Georges de Scudéry (writer and brother of Madeleine de Scudéry), in 1654.

Became one of the précieux, and assisted husband with the novel Almahide, ou l'esclave reine (Almahida, or The Slave Queen, 1661–63); now considered a better writer than husband, is known primarily for her letters, many of which extolled friendship.

See also Women in World History.