Marie-Catherine de Villedieu entry: Overview screen.
Marie-Catherine Desjardins (who later called herself MCV) was born, perhaps in Paris
, the middle one of three children in her family.
The sonnet "Jouissance" by Marie-Catherine Desjardins, said to be connected with her love for Antoine de Boësset, sieur de Villedieu
, was written this year, according to Micheline Cuénin.
MCV's Manlius Torquatus
, a tragedy in verse and prose, made her the first woman to have a play professionally produced in France
MCV began with four parts the anonymous publication of her pseudo-autobiographical fiction Mémoires de la vie de Henriette-Sylvie de Molière
(which she completed with two more parts in 1674).