25.9.07

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan


Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan was a French educational writer. She was born in 1752 at Paris and died in 1822. She was appointed reader to the daughters of Louis XV and became first lady of the bedchamber to Marie Antoinette. After the reign of terror she opened a school at St Germain where she taught Hortense, the mother of Napoleon III.

Her memoire, probably the most complete record of the revolution and terror as seen by the Royal Family may be found here.

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