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Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland (1771?–1845) by Robert Fagan, 1793 courtesy of private collection

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Fox, Elizabeth Vassall [née Elizabeth Vassall], Lady Holland [other married name Elizabeth Vassall Webster, Lady Webster] (1771?–1845), political and literary hostess, was the only child of Richard Vassall (1732–1795), the heir to three Jamaican sugar plantations, by his marriage in spring 1770 to ...

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Staël von Holstein, (Anne-Louise) Germaine [née (Anne-Louise) Germaine Necker; known as Germaine de Staël], Baroness Staël von Holstein in the Swedish nobility (1766–1817), writer and salon leader, was born on 22 April 1766 in rue de Cléry, Paris, France, the only child of ...