Marguerite Stenel ( fr. Marguerite Steinheil , nee fr. Marguerite Jeanne Japy ; April 16, 1869 , Bokur , Belfort Territory - July 17, 1954 , Hove , Sussex ) - French courtesan and adventurer, known, among other things, liaison with French President Felix Faure .
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- 1 Beginning of life
- 2 Relations with Felix For
- 3 Subsequent fate
- 4 Memoirs
- 5 Image in art
- 6 Literature
- 7 notes
The Beginning of Life
From a wealthy family. In 1886 she moved to her older sister in Bayonne . There she met the artist Adolf Stenel, the nephew of Mesonier , married him ( 1890 ), gave birth to his daughter Martha. Soon, the couple cooled off to each other, but did not get divorced. Charles Gounod , Jules Massenet , Francois Koppe , Emil Zola and many others visited their Parisian salon.
Relations with Felix Vor
Marguerite was introduced to Felix Forum in 1897 in Chamonix . Soon she became his mistress.
On February 16, 1899, Felix Faure, talking to Marguerite on the phone, asked her to come to the palace at the end of the working day. Some time after Marguerite arrived, the servants found the president lying on the sofa and Marguerite straightening her clothes. A few hours later, Felix Faur died of a stroke . Immediately after the death of Faure, rumors spread that he had died during intercourse  . There is a joke according to which to the question of the priest who appeared: Le président at-il toujours sa connaissance? (Is the president still conscious?) - the servant replied: “No, we escorted” (connaissance means both “consciousness” and “familiar”, that is, a play on words “Is he conscious?” / “Does he still accept his acquaintance?”) . After this, Stenel received a pun in Paris, the nickname of the funeral home ( fr. La pompe funèbre ), which can also be translated as a death pump .
The name Stenel was immediately named in the Chamber of Deputies on this occasion.
In 1908 - 1909 she was accused of the murder of her husband and mother Emily Japi: they were found dead in her house, and she was tied and tied to a bed (there were rumors that Stenel kept at home some documents related to Felix Faure and the Dreyfus case ). Was imprisoned in Saint-Lazare, after a noisy process, widely covered by the press (the so-called Stenel case ), was acquitted. She later lived in London , in 1917 entered into a new marriage, this time with Baron Robert Scarlet, had several lovers from the upper world.
She died in a nursing home.
- Mes Mémoires. Paris: Edmond Ramlot, 1912 (English edition: My memoirs. New York: Sturgis & Walton, 1912; Dutch edition: Mijne Mémoires. Den Haag: Roskes, 1912)
Image in Art
She is devoted to the drama Roland Mine ( 1933 ), the novel by Armand Lahn ( 1983 ), the drama Christian Simeon, shown at the Avignon Festival ( 1999 ), and other works. In 2009, a French film director Jean-Pierre Sinapi made the television movie about her, and the title role was played by Christian Reali  .
- Montal P. L'Affaire Steinheil. - P .: imp. Belleville, 1909.
- Dudley E. The Scarlett widow. - L .: F. Muller, 1960.
- Tavernier R. Madame Steinheil, ange ou démon: favorite de la République. - P .: Presses de la Cité, 1976.
- Galabru A. L'assassinat de Félix Faure: le Président Soleil. - P .: Editions du Trident, 1988.
- Darmon P. Marguerite Steinheil, ingénue criminelle? - P .: Perrin, 1996.
- Delacourt Fr. L'affaire Steinheil. - P .: De Vecchi, 1999 (Collection Les grands procès de l'histoire).
- Neirynck J. Le crime du prince de Galles. - P .: 10-18, 2007 (Grands détectives).
- BNF ID : Open Data Platform
- Michael Mold. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French . Taylor & Francis, 2011.S. 47
- La maîtresse du président (TV 2009) - IMDb ( Internet ) on the Internet Movie Database