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Mourgues, Odette Marie Hélène Louise de (1914–1988), French scholar and novelist, was born on 14 May 1914 in Le Puy, France, the eldest child and only daughter of Pierre de Mourgues, physician, and his wife, Hélène, née Terle. Both her brothers followed their father into medicine. She was educated at the lycée in ...

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Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian [Max] (1944–2001), writer and scholar of literature in German, was born on 18 May 1944 in Wertach im Allgäu, Bavaria, the only son in the family of four children of rural glassmakers whom he once described as 'conventional, Catholic, anti-Communist, working-class' (...