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Czartoryska, Izabella Elzbieta Flemming, Princess – (1746 – 1835)
Polish patriot and patron
Countess Izabella Flemming was born in Warsaw (March 3, 1746), the daughter of Count Jerzy Detloff Flemming and his wife Princess Antonina Czartoryska. She became the wife (1761) of Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski (1734 – 1823), who refused the Polish crown (1763) which was accepted instead by his cousin Stanislaw August Poniatowski. Princess Izabella and her husband were famous patrons of the arts, and their palace at Pulawy became a cultural centre in Poland, with its own private theatre. They competed with the royal family to provide patronage of classical architecture and Polish literature, being especially interested in the growth of education amongst the Polish population. Their own sons and those of the local gentry were educated at Pulawy and the French economist and statesman Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739 – 1817) was engaged there as a teacher. The princess visited Paris and the court of Louis XV at Versailles, and is recorded in the memoirs of the Duc de Lauzun and the British antiquarian, Sir Horace Walpole. She was rumoured to have been the mistress of the Russian ambassador to Poland, Prince Nikolai Vasilivitch Repnin. During the ensuing wars, Pulawy was destroyed (1792 – 1794), but it was eventually rebuilt, mainly due to the determination of Princess Izabella. The so-called Gothic House, opened in 1809, became the first Polish museum. Madame Czartoryska was the author of the popular histories of Poland entitled Pielgrzym w Dobromilu (The Pilgrims of Dobromil) (1818). Princess Izabella Czartoryska died at Wysock (June 17, 1835) aged eighty-nine, and left four children,
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Caroline Augusta Maria of Great Britain – (1774 – 1775)
HRH (Her Royal Highness) Princess Caroline was born (June 24, 1774) at Gloucester House, Grosvenor Street, in London, the younger daughter of Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife Maria Walpole, the former Dowager Countess Waldegrave, widow of James, the first Earl Waldegrave. Her father was a younger brother to King George III (1760 – 1820). The princess did not survive infancy and died (March 14, 1775) aged only nine months, at Gloucester House. She was interred within St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire where her parents erected a monument to her memory.
Choiseul-Beaupre, Charlotte Rosalie de Romanet, Comtesse de – (1733 – 1753)
French courtier and royal mistress
Charlotte Rosalie de Romanet was cousin to Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XV. Madame de Pompadour and her kinswoman, Madame d’Estrades arranged her marriage with the Comte de Choiseul, and their wedding festivities were held at the royal Chateau de Belleville (1752). Admitted to the inner circle of the king’s friends at Versailles, the Prince de Croy in his memoirs states that she aimed to become the king’s mistress, and she employed her cousin, Mme d’Estrades as her intermediary. She demanded the exile of Madame de Pompadour as the price of her capitulation, and the smitten king unwisely wrote her a letter in which he promised to do this. Charlotte’s powerful kinsman, the Duc de Choiseul stepped in to reveal the plot to Madame de Pompadour. She then revealed to the king that the letter that he had written to Madame de Choiseul-Beaupre had been shown by her to other members of the court. Enraged, Louis XV ordered her husband to remove Charlotte, then pregnant (by her husband) from the Palace of Fonatinebleau. Six months later the comtesse died in childbirth, aged only nineteen. She appears in the historical romance The Road to Compiegne (1959) by British novelist Jean Plaidy.
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Coca, Imogene – (1908 – 2001)
American comic actress
Coca was born (Nov 18, 1908) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of vaudeville performers. She began her stage career as a child and then appeared in musical revues in New York. Coca then partnered Leonard Sillman in a vaudeville dance act and was cast by him in New Faces of 1934, New Faces of 1936, and New Faces of 1937. She then appeared on Broadway in Straw Hat Revue (1939) produced by Max Liebman. She later performed in nightclubs such as the Blue Angel and Café Society Uptown. Imogene Coca worked in television, most notably with Sid Caesar in Max Liebman’s variety show The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949) and in Your Show of Shows (1950 – 1954). She received an Emmy Award for best television actress (1951) and then hosted The Imogene Coca Show (1954 – 1955) with Caesar. She worked in regional theatre productions and appeared with Jack Lemmon in the film Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963). Imogene Coca died (June 2, 2001) aged ninety-two, at Westport, Connecticut.
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Clifton, Elizabeth Adeline Mary Bligh, Lady – (1900 – 1937)
British lawyer and peeress
Lady Elizabeth Bligh was born (June 22, 1900) the only child and heiress of Edward Henry Stuart Bligh, the seventh Earl of Darnley and his wife Jemima Adeline Beatrice Blackwood. With Lord Darnley’s death when Elizabeth was only nine months old, the earldom of Darnley passed to a male cousin whilst she in hertied the English barony of Clifton becoming the Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold which title she held until her death four decades later (1901 – 1937). The widowed countess remarried to Admiral Sir Arthur Cavenagh Leveson and Elizabeth was raised in her stepfather’s household. She attended university where she studied law and became a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1926), and then established her own practice. Lady Clifton never married and died (July 5, 1937) aged thirty-seven. The barony of Clifton of Leighton Bromswold then passed to her cousin the ninth Earl of Darnley.