Simone de Beauvoir

(Simone-Lucie-Ernestine-Marie-Bertrand de Beauvoir)
writer, feminist
Born: 1/9/1908
Birthplace: Paris, France

Best known for the classic feminist treatise, Le Deuxième Sexe (1949, The Second Sex), de Beauvoir also wrote fiction, philosophy, travelougues, essays, and autobiographies. With her lifelong companion, Jean-Paul Sartre, she founded and edited the monthly review, Le Temps Modernes.

Died: 4/14/1986
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