elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Catherine Bagration (December 7, 1783 - May 21 or June 2, 1857)

Princess Catherine Bagration (1783-1857) was the wife of the general Pyotr Bagration. She was known for her beauty, love affairs and outrageous behaviour. She counted many Parisian celebrities among her close friends: Stendhal, Benjamin Constant, the Marquis de Custine, even the Queen of Greece. The Princess's cook for a time was Marie-Antoine Carême, the founder of Haute Cuisine. Balzac mentions in one of his letters that she was one of the two women upon whom he based the character Feodora, heroine of his first novel “La Peau de Chagrin”. Similarly Victor Hugo mentions her salon in “Les Misérables”.
Timeline & Places:

December 7, 1783: born

May 21 or June 2, 1857: died. Buried at Isola di San Michele, 30135 Venezia VE, Italia


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