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    Blessington, Countess Marguerite (female) 09/01/1789 - 06/04/1849 Irish

    Novelist, journalist, editor, and literary hostess; second marriage to Charles John Gardiner, Earl of Blessington; ran London literary salon; editor of The Keepsake and The Book of Beauty; wrote Conversations with Lord Byron and several other works. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

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