Wilson, Harriette (1786–1855)

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Wilson, Harriette (1786–1855)

English courtesan and writer. Born Harriette Dubochet in 1786; died in 1855 (some sources cite 1846).

During long career, was the mistress of the earl of Craven, the duke of Argyll, the marquess of Worcester, the duke of Beaufort, and the duke of Wellington; published what was purported to be the opening chapter of her Memoirs of Herself and Others (1825), followed by a highly successful serialization of her memoirs, all 8 vols.

See also Angela Thirkell, Tribute for Harriette; and Women in World History.

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