Ninon de Lenclos

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Lenclos, Ninon de

(nēnôN` də läNklō`), 1620–1705, French beauty and wit. Her real name was Anne de Lenclos. She numbered among her many lovers and friends such eminent men as the Great Condé, La Rochefoucauld, and Saint-Évremond. She gathered in her Paris salon a circle of wits and literary figures.

Bibliography

See biography by E. H. Cohen (1970).


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