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Cécile Carnot

Cécile Carnot

Cécile Carnot
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From France
Gender female
Birth 20 January 1841, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 30 September 1898, Cerny, canton of La Ferté-Alais, arrondissement of Étampes, Essonne (aged 57 years)
Star sign Aquarius
Family
Father: Charles Brook Dupont-White
Spouse: Marie François Sadi Carnot
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Cécile Carnot (1841–1898) was a first lady of France in 1887-1894. She was married to President Marie François Sadi Carnot.

As first lady, Cécile Carnot devoted a lot of her time to representation in public and entertaining at the Presidential Palace: she hosted three balls annually and arranged garden parties at which she introduced tennis. She regarded representation as an important part in the political career for her spouse. In 1889 she introduced the annual Christmas dinner for poor children, which became a tradition ever since.

She played a political role when she negotiated with Georges Ernest Boulanger, preventing a coup.

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