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Madame du Deffand (Marie de Vichy-Chamrond) (1697–1780)

Deffand, Marie de Vichychamrond, Marquise du (def-fä‘). A French wit and letter-writer, mistress of a most brilliant salon; born in Burgundy, 1697; died at Paris, Sept. 24, 1780. Her correspondence with Horace Walpole was published in 1780, with d’Alembert and other great Frenchmen in 1809 (2 vols.), with Voltaire in 1810 (4 vols.), with the Duchess de Choiseul and others in 1859 (3 vols.). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).