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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 36. Chapters: Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, Mathilde Bonaparte, C. Z. Guest, Doris Duke, Carmen Barajas Sandoval, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Babe Paley, Alexis von Rosenberg, Baron de Redé, Porfirio Rubirosa, Nubar Gulbenkian, Norah Lindsay, Pauline Sabin, Peter Palumbo, Baron Palumbo, Daphne Guinness, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, Dolores Guinness, Daisy Fellowes, Socialite, Marella Agnelli, Jacqueline de Ribes, Celebutante, María Eugenia Larraín, Nan Kempner, Rosemarie Arenas, Delfina Potocka, Antenor Patiño, Victoria Niarchos, High society. Excerpt: Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, (19 May 1879 - 2 May 1964) was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons. Nancy Astor represented the Conservative Party and was the wife of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor. Astor was born Nancy Witcher Langhorne in Danville, Virginia, in the United States. Her father was Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and her mother was Nancy Witcher Keene. Her father's earlier business venture had depended at least in part upon slave labour, and the outcome of the American Civil War caused the family to live in near-poverty for several years before Nancy was born. After her birth her father began working to regain the family wealth, first with a job as an auctioneer and later with a job that he obtained with the railroad by using old contacts from his work as a contractor. By the time she was thirteen years old, the Langhornes were again a rich family with a sizeable home. Chiswell Langhorne later moved the family to their estate, known as Mirador, in Albemarle County, Virginia. Nancy Langhorne had four sisters and three brothers. All the sisters were known for their beauty; her sister Irene later married the artist Charles Dana Gibson and became a model for the Gibson girl. Nancy and Irene both went to a finishing school in New York City. In New York, Nancy met her first husband, Robert Gould Shaw II, a cousin of the Colonel Robert Gould Shaw who commanded the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. They were married in New York City on October 27, 1897, when she was 18. Langhorne House, Danville, Virginia. Childhood home of Nancy Langhorne, later Nancy Langhorne AstorThis first marriage was a disaster. Shaw's friends accused Nancy of becoming puritanical and rigid after she married; Nancy's friends contended that Shaw was an alcoholic rapist. The couple were married for four years and had one son, Bobbie. Nancy left Shaw numerous times during their brief marriage, the first time during their hone

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Titel
Socialites
Untertitel
Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, Mathilde Bonaparte, C. Z. Guest, Doris Duke, Carmen Barajas Sandoval, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Babe Paley
Editor
EAN
9781156606957
ISBN
978-1-156-60695-7
Format
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Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Lyrik & Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten
36
Gewicht
93g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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