George Sand

woman, writer, and playwright

Died aged c. 72

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin de Francueil (French: [amɑ̃tin lysil oʁɔʁ dypɛ̃]; 1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pen name George Sand (French: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑ̃d]), was a French novelist, memoirist and journalist. One of the most popular writers in Europe in her lifetime, being more renowned than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s, Sand is recognised as one of the most notable writers of the European Romantic era, with more than 70 novels to her credit and 50 volumes of various works including novels, tales, plays and political texts. Like her great-grandmother, Louise Dupin, whom she admired, George Sand stood up for women, advocated passion, castigated marriage and fought against the prejudices of a conservative society.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Ici est née le 1 juillet 1804 Aurore Dupin dite George Sand littérateur et auteur dramatique

English translation: Here was born July 1, 1804 Aurore Dupin called George Sand literator and dramatic author [AWS Translate]

46 Rue Meslay, 3rd arrondissement, Paris, France where they was born (1804)

George Sand (1804—76) habita cette maison en 1831 puis Raymond Duncan y créa l'Académie de 1929 à 1966

English translation: George Sand (1804-76) lived in this house in 1831 and Raymond Duncan established the Academy there from 1929 to 1966 [AWS Translate]

31 rue de Seine, 5th arrondissement, Paris, France where they lived (1831)

La maison natale de George Sand "Cet accident de quitter le sein de ma mère m'arriva à Paris le 16 messidor an XII, un mois juste après le jour où mes parents s'engagèrent irrévocablement l'un à l'autre." Née parisienne, Aurore Dupin, petite-fille du maréchal de Saxe, n'en est pas moins élevée au château de Nohant, dans la campagne berrichonne, auprès d'une grand-mère fervente letrice de Voltaire. A treize ans, elle regagne la capitale pour être confiée au couvent des Dames anglaises. Mariée contre son gré au baron Dudevant en 1822, elle le quitte en 1831, pour conquérir son indépendance par l'écriture: sa collaboration avec un jeune écrivain, Jules Sandeau, lui donne l'idée d'adopter le pseudonyme de Sand, qu'elle rendra célèbre au cours de sa longue carrière.

English translation: George Sand's home “This accident of leaving my mother's breast came to Paris on 16 messidor an XII, a month after my parents irrevocably committed themselves to each other.” Born in Paris, Aurore Dupin, granddaughter of the Marshal of Saxony, is nevertheless raised at Nohant Castle, in the Berrichonne countryside, with a fervent grandmother who is Voltaire's teacher. At the age of 13, she returned to the capital to be entrusted to the Convent of the English Ladies. Married against her will to Baron Dudevant in 1822, she left him in 1831 to gain her independence by writing: her collaboration with a young writer, Jules Sandeau, gave her the idea of adopting the pseudonym of Sand, which she would make famous during her long career. [AWS Translate]

46 rue Meslay, Paris, France where they was born (1804)