Olympe Audouard

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Olympe Audouard

Olympe Audouard (March 13, 1832 – January 12, 1890)[1] was a French feminist who demanded complete equality for women, including the rights to vote and to stand for election.

Born in Marseille as Félicité-Olympe de Jouval, she married on April 11, 1850 the lawyer Henri-Alexis Audouard (b. May 2, 1829). The couple separated in 1858, but was divorced only in 1885, shortly after the French divorce law (the "loi Naquet") had finally been passed on July 27, 1884.[2]


  1. ^ N.N.: Adouard, Olympe. In French. URL last accessed July 14, 2006.
  2. ^ Plot, Michèlle: Divorce and Women in France, Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions. URL last accessed July 14, 2006.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faure, Christine (2003). Political and Historical Encyclopedia of Women. London: Routledge. ISBN 1-57958-237-0

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