Madame de Lafayette

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Madame de La Fayette
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Born(1634-03-18)18 March 1634
Paris, France
Died25 May 1693(1693-05-25) (aged 59)
Paris, France
OccupationNovelist
Notable worksLa Princesse de Clèves

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, countess of La Fayette (or Lafayette) was a French writer. She is commonly known as Madame de Lafayette. She was born on 18 March 1634 in Paris, and died there, on 26 May 1693. In 1678, she published the novel La Princesse de Clèves (the Princess of Clèves), which is regarded as one of the first psychological novels.