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Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis, French aristocrat, royal mistress, and later a political refugee in England, made her mark as an educational theorist and writer for children (plays, stories, and good advice) during the decade leading up to the French Revolution. She also published adult novels, romances, and an autobiography. In England at least it was her writing for children that was admired and influential.
21 January 1746 Caroline Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest (later SFG) was born the eldest of her family at Champcéry, near Autun, in the French region of Burgundy. Bibliographic Citation link.
1775 SFG published in Paris a collection of playlets loosely based on Bible stories, for children to act: Drames sacrés à l'usage des jeunes personnes. Bibliographic Citation link.
1825 The nearly eighty-year-old SFG published her memoirs: Mémoires inédits . . . sur le dix-huitième siècle. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 December 1830 SFG died in Paris; some sources say her death was after midnight and give it the next day's, and year's, date. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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