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Madame de Staël & Benjamin Constant

Germaine Baroness de Staël (Madame de Staël) was the daughter of Swiss banker (and pre-revolutionary French minister of finance) Jacques Necker and is known for her literary salon in Paris.

Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, son of a exiled French Huguenot family was born in Lausanne, Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Constant is regarded as one of the most important thinkers of political and economic liberalism and an influential French politician. Today he is remembered foremost as a romantic writer, however.

The biographies of Madame de Staël and Benjamin Constant are closely intervoven.

Madame de Staël: Biography

Madame Germaine de Staël: Works

Benjamin Constant: Biography

Benjamin Constant: Works

See also: University of Lausanne, Faculté des lettres, Institut Benjamin Constant (in French)

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