Campan, Jeanne Louise Henriette

Campan, Jeanne Louise Henriette zhän lwēz äNrēĕtˈ käNpäNˈ [key], 1752–1822, French educator and author. She served as a reader to Louis XV's daughters and as lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette. In 1792 she founded a school for girls at Saint-Germain, which Hortense de Beauharnais attended, and directed it until her appointment (1806) as principal of the academy established by Napoleon at Écouen. She retired in 1814. Among her works, published posthumously, are Mémoires sur la vie privée de Marie Antoinette (1823), Journal anecdotique (1824), and Correspondance inédite avec la reine Hortense (1835).

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