Virginie Ancelot. French writer and painter.

Virginie Ancelot. Famous woman during French empire period hairstyle. Early feminist.

Virginie Ancelot 1792-1875

Virginie Ancelot 1792-1875. French writer and painter.

Virginie Ancelot, origin. Marguerite-Louise Ancelot was a French writer and painter. Ancelot came from an old established family in Dijon, her father was the deputy N. Chardon.
With twelve years Ancelot was allowed to travel to Paris in 1804 to learn the painting in various studios. There she met the writer Jacques-François Ancelot and married him in 1818. With him she had a daughter, Louise Edmée who later married the lawyer Charles Lachaud (1817-1882).
Until the death of her husband in 1854 her salon in the Rue de Lille, the hotel lounge of La Rochefoucauld, was was one of the last great literary salons of Paris and a popular weekly meeting place for writers and artists.
It was the meeting place of Pierre-Edouard Lemontey, Lacretelle, Alphonse Daudet, Baour Lormian, Victor Hugo, Sophie Gay and daughter Delphine de Girardin, Henri de Rochefort-Luçay, Melanie Waldor, actress Rachel,  Jacques Babinet, Juliette Recamier, Anaïs Ségalas, François Guizot , Saint-Simon, Alfred de Musset, Stendhal, Chateaubriand, Alphonse de Lamartine, Alfred de Vigny, Prosper Mérimée, Eugene Delacroix, and was almost a prerequisite for the French Academy.

Her daughter Louise Ancelot (1825-1887) married in 1844 Charles Lachaud (1817-1882), a famous lawyer who distinguished himself in large lawsuits of the nineteenth century, including Marie Lafarge*.

Her great-grand-son Jean Sangnier (1912-2011), was head of press of the french resistance. After the beginning of World War II, he founded together with Emilien Amaury (1909-1977), Max André and Jean Raymond Lawrence (1890-1969), the resistance group, Groupe de Lille qui accueillera Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves. He publishes under the German Occupation underground newspapers and speeches of General de Gaulle.
After the Liberation, he participated in the creation of the newspaper Ouest-France (1944), directs the newspaper Marie France (1947-1983) and is also director of the newspaper l’Équipe. Jean Sangnier founded the Institute Marc-Sangnier in 1990 for perpetuating the work of his father (Roman Catholic thinker, politician, theologian and jurist, one of the liberal Catholic movement 1894 – Le Sillon (The Furrow) – founded. Sangnier founded a daily newspaper, La Démocratie, which advocated the equality of women, as well as proportional representation in elections for pacifism.)

*Marie Lafarge Fortunée born in 1816 as Marie Cappelle Fortunée, † 1852, was a French poisoner. The trial of Marie Lafarge, which has been accused of having her husband Charles Lafarge poisoned by arsenic, became the world’s first trial with a verdict on the basis of toxicological and chemical evidence. The court case split France into two camps. A few years after the conviction appeared pamphlets and books in which followers of both camps advocated passionately for their cause. The 1841 first published autobiography Lafarge became a bestseller.

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 The Salons of Paris in the 18th century.
The Salon of Madame Récamier. Fashion under the French Revolution. 

Gallery: Famous French women during the 17th and 18th century

Early feminist. More: French Portail des femmes, English Portal:Feminism (Wikipedia)

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