Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
Born: February 5, 1626
Died: April 17, 1696
Biography: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French literature.