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Hester Thrale

Welsh author and salon-holder

1741   -   1821

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
occupation: patron, salonnière, diarist, writer

Hester Lynch Thrale (born Hester Lynch Salusbury and after her second marriage becoming Hester Lynch Piozzi, 27 January 1741 [NS] – 2 May 1821) was a Welsh-born diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and 18th-century English life.
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