Marie de Sévigné entry: Overview screen.
5 February 1626
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal (later MS) was born in Paris
15 March 1648
MS wrote the first of her extant letters: to her most famous cousin, the writer of romans à clef
who is generally known as Bussy-Rabutin.
6 April 1696
Eleven days before her death, MS wrote the last of her extant letters: to her cousin Madame de Coulanges.