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Leonie Frieda (born 1956) is the daughter of Swedish aristocrats, a former model, translator, and writer, working and living in the United Kingdom.
Educated in the UK, France and Germany, Frieda speaks five languages. Her first book was a biography of Catherine de' Medici. Published in the United Kingdom in 2004 and the United States in 2005, it became a bestseller. Frieda has also made documentaries for TV.
She lives in London with her two children by her former husband, music producer Nigel Frieda.
- Catherine de medici (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004)
- Deadly Sisterhood (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012)
- Godwin, Richard (November 23, 2012). "London Evening Standard". Leonie Frieda: I should have died from the overdose that put me in a coma but it wasn't my time to go. Retrieved Sep 14, 2012.
- "Leonie Frieda's top 10 biographies of historical figures". The Guardian. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2012.