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Lenclos, Ninon de Line breaks: Ninon de Len|clos
Pronunciation: /lɒ̃ˈkləʊ/

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( 1620–1705), French courtesan; born Anne de Lenclos. She was a famous wit and beauty who advocated a form of Epicureanism in her book La Coquette vengée (1659), and later presided over one of the most distinguished literary salons of the age.

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