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1) Simone de Beauvoir, born in Paris, France on January 9, 1908 to April 14, 1986 (aged 78), was a French existentialist philosopher, writer, social theorist, and feminist activist.

2) Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, and was not considered one at the time of her death, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.

3) Beauvoir wrote novels, essays, biographies, autobiographies, and monographs on philosophy, politics, and social issues. She was known for her novels: She Came to Stay (1943) & The Mandarins (1954).

4) She was also known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.

5) She won the 1954 Prix Goncourt, the 1975 Jerusalem Prize, & the 1978 Austrian State Prize for European Literature. She was known for her open, lifelong relationship with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.

6) In Paris, France Place Jean-Paul-Satre-et-Simone-de-Beauvoir is a square where Beauvoir's legacy lives on. It was named after the French philosopher couple, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.



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