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Simone de Beauvoir

Author Simone de Beauvoir

Profession: Author


Biography: She is best known for her novels including She Came to Stay, The Mandarins, and The Second Sex.

Born: January 9, 1908
Birthplace: Paris, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 14, 1986 (aged 78)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events

  • 1954-12-06 Simone de Beauvoir receives the Prix Goncourt prize in French literature

Quotes by Simone de Beauvoir

  • "Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

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