Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer 1760-1839
Victory Babois Marguerite, born October 6, 1760 in Versailles, died March 18, 1839 in Paris was a French writer, author of elegies and other poems which have placed her name at the forefront of French elegiac poets.
Victory Babois was born into a family of merchants. She is the niece of the poet Jean-François Ducis. She does not publish literary works before the age of thirty. It was her uncle who had driven her to write. She published her first elegies in 1805, the year of the death of her daughter, although they were written between 1792 and 1795.
Her works have been collected under the title „ Élégies et poésies diverses „ (1810). She stops her literary career in 1836, due to medical problems.
Source: Famous French women during the 17th and 18th century