As was customary with aristocrats, most of whom bore more than one Christian name, she was generally known by the last of her names Gabrielle. When Gabrielle was 3, her mother died and her welfare was entrusted to an aunt, who arranged for her to receive a convent education.
As the granddaughter of the king, she was a Petite-Fille de France. The sisters were considered very dissimilar in personality.
While Elisabeth was described as "proud, inflexible, and passionate", Clothilde was in contrast estimated to be "endowed with the most happy disposition, which only needed guiding and developing".
Lemonnier, in history and geography by M. Leblond, and in religion by Abbe de Montigat, Canon of Chartres, and they followed the court among the royal palaces, with their days divided among studies, walks in the Park, and drives in the forest.
Marie Antoinette found Elisabeth delightful and reportedly demonstrated too openly that she preferred her to her sister Clothilde, which caused some offence at court.
In Augusther sister Clothilde left France for her marriage to the crown prince of Sardinia. Upon the departure of Clothilde from France, the farewell between the sisters was described as intense, with Elisabeth hardly able to tear herself from Clothilde's arms, and Queen Marie Antoinette commenting: The poor little girl was in despair, and as her health is very delicate, she was taken ill and had a very severe nervous attack.
I own to my dear mamma that I fear I am getting too attached to her, feeling, from the example of my aunts, how essential it is for her happiness not to remain an old maid in this country. When one has such right feeling at eleven years of age, it is very delightful.
The poor little dear will leave us perhaps in two years' time.
I am sorry she should go as far as Portugal, but it will be happier for her to go so young as she will feel the difference between the two countries less. May God grant that her sensibility does not render her unhappy.
The first suggested partner was Jose, Prince of Brazil.
She made no objections to the match, but was reportedly relieved when the negotiations were discontinued. The court of France, however, did not consider it proper for a French princess to be married to a prince of lower status than that of a monarch or an heir to a throne, and the marriage was refused on her behalf.
I should no longer be a Frenchwoman. I do not wish to cease to be one.
It is far better to stay here at the foot of my brother's throne than to ascend another. Cyr, the Carmelites of St. Elizabeth, I need you.
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At the sudden death of her father in , Élisabeth's oldest surviving brother, Louis Auguste (later. Early Life. Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbel in Prague on May 15, When she was only a toddler, she and her family fled their native Czechoslovakia shortly after the country was.
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An excellent catalog, released to coincide with the Met's Le Brun exhibit. It is interesting to compare Le Brun's life () and work with those of portraitist Gilbert Stuart ().