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Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian author. Decorated Commander of Honor, officer Order of Merit (France); officer Order of Leopold (Belgium); recipient Prix Fémina Vacaresco, 1952; Page One award Newspaper Guild New York, 1955; Prix Combat for Sous Bénéfice d'Inventaire and the ensemble of her work, 1963. 1st woman member Académie Française (1980); member American Academy Arts and Letters; member civil rights and conservation societies.

Background

Yourcenar, Marguerite was born on June 8, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. Daughter of Michel and Fernande de Cartier de Marchienne.

Education

Student privately; Doctor of Letters, Smith College, 1961. Doctor of Letters, Bowdoin College, 1968.

Career

Lecturer universities, United States and Europe, 1940-1987. Member Academy de Belgique, 1970.

Works

Membership

1st woman member Académie Française (1980). Member American Academy Arts and Letters. Member civil rights and conservation societies.

Connections

father:
Michel Fernande

mother:
Fernande