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French intellectual, Countess of Flavigny, also called Daniel Stern. He/She was born in Frankfurt, where his father had emigrated to the beginning of the French Revolution, in 1805; He/She died in 1876. In 1809, the family settled in Tourain, where Marie received a solid intellectual formation. Married to a cavalry colonel, he/she joined the Court as a lady-in-waiting. In her Parisian salon, given your way of being, brought together the cream of the lyrics and music: Chopin, Meyebeer, Vigny, Rossini. To meet Frank Liszt, he/she fell in love, he/she left his family and settled in Basel with his lover. Later, to also break with Liszt in 1844 he/she began the literary career. He/She wrote a novel Nélida (1846), later essay on liberty considered as beginning and end of human activity, sympathized with the revolution as evidenced by his Republican letters, history of the revolution of 1848.