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Marguerite, Lady Blessington (1789–1849)

Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of. An Irish descriptive writer and novelist; born in Knockbrit, Tipperary, Sept. 1, 1789; died in Paris, June 4, 1849. In 1818 she was married to the Earl of Blessington, and became a favorite in distinguished society in London and on the Continent. Her connection with the Count d’Orsay dated from 1822. She wrote a number of novels: ‘The Idler in Italy’ (London, 1839–40); ‘The Idler in France’ (1841); and ‘Conversations with Lord Byron’ (1834).