Madeleine de Souvré, marquise de Sablé
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|Madeleine de Souvré, marquise de Sablé|
Courtanvaux Castle, Bessé-sur-Braye
|Died||January 16, 1678
Port-Royal Abbey, Paris
|Notable works||Maximes de Madame la Marquise de Sablé (1678)|
In 1614 she married Philippe Emmanuel de Laval, marquis de Sablé, who died in 1640, leaving her in somewhat straitened circumstances. With her friend the comtesse de Saint Maure she took rooms in the Place Royale, Paris, and established a literary salon. The class of literature, of which the Maximes of La Rochefoucauld is one of the best-known example, was originated here.
The Maximes of the marquise de Sablé were in fact composed before those of La Rochefoucauld, though not published till after her death. In 1655 she retired, with the comtesse de St Maur, to the Convent of Port Royal des Champs, near Marly, removing in 1661, when that establishment was closed, to Auteuil. In 1669 she took up her residence in the Port Royal convent in Paris, where she died on January 16, 1678.
- Conley, John J. (2002). A suspicion of virtue : women philosophers in neoclassical France (1. publ. ed.). Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. pp. 20–41. ISBN 0801440203.
- Brown, Meg Lota; McBride, Kari Boyd (2005). Women's roles in the Renaissance (1st ed.). Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood Press. p. 198. ISBN 0313322104.
- Chisholm, Hugh (1910). Encyclopaedia britannica; a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information. New York: Encyclopaedia britannica Co. p. 966.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sablé, Madeleine de Souvré, Marquise de". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 966.
- The Maxims of Madame de Sablé—French and English
- Sablé, Madeleine de Souvré, Marquise De (1598—1678)—Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy