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La Castiglione: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione

La Castiglione, as she is known around the world, mainly in France, was Countess of Castiglione and known as the most beautiful woman of her time, a seductive behind-the-curtains diplomat, and one of the earliest photographing models. She is also … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a french poet, novelist and playwright. He was born on the 26th of February 1802, in Besançon, Franche-Comté (my birthplace too!!!). He was the third illegitimate son of Joseph Léopold Sigisbert Hugo and Sophie Trébuchet. Victor’s father … Continue reading

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