Marguerite Yourcenar (8 June, 1903 – 17 December, 1987) was an award winning novelist. Ms. Yourcenar written in French, but was born in Belgium.
- Yourcenar was born in Brussels, her given name is Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour.
- Her mother, Fernande de Cartier de Marchienne, was of Belgian nobility. Unfortunately she died 10 days after giving birth.
- The family lived in a family estate for the first nine years of Ms. Yourcenar life where she had a pet lamb and a pet goat whose horns were painted gold.
- Yourcenar taught herself Latin, ancient Greek, English, and Italian.
- The author published her first novel, Alexis in 1929.
- She spent most of her adult life in the United States with her life partner Grace Frick.
- She was addressed by people who knew her, including friends as Madame.
- Yourcenar was the first woman ever inducted into the Académie Française (1980).
- In her honor the bathroom labels were changed to “Messieurs|Marguerite Yourcenar”.
- Yourcenar and Frick’s house, Petite Plaisance in Mount Desert Island is now a museum dedicated to the author.
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