Genlis left a lasting legacy as an educator, writer and influential figure in the political and literary circles of her time. In 1779, she left her husband and began teaching the Chartres children, making her the female “governor” of the royal princes. As political tensions grew, she organized salons attended by influential reformers. Genlis was a writer and contributed to education with works such as “Théâtre à l’usage des jeunes personnes” (1779) and “Adèle et Théodore” (1782). Her literary success reached as far as England, where she received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University in 1785. Read more about her in our Directory.
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