People/Characters: Dorothea of Courland, Duchess of Dino

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Le dernier amour de Talleyrand, la duchesse de Dino: 1793-1862 by Françoise de BernardyDorothée de Courlande
The Duchess of Dino by Philip ZieglerDorothée de Courlande
French Salons: High Society and Political Sociability from the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848 by Steven KaleDorothée de Courlande
Jewish High Society In Old Regime Berlin by Deborah HertzDorothée de Courlande
The lives of Talleyrand by Crane BrintonDorothée de Courlande
Mätressen und Favoriten: Ein biographisches Handbuch by Anna Eunike RöhrigDorothée de Courlande
Napoleon's Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand by David LawdayDorothée de Courlande
Talleyrand by Jevgeni TarleDorothée de Courlande
Talleyrand by Duff Cooper, Viscount NorwichDorothée de Courlande
Talleyrand by Louis MadelinDorothée de Courlande
Talleyrand : Le prince immobile by Emmanuel de Waresquiel
Talleyrand's last duchess by Francoise de BernardDorothée de Courlande
Talleyrand: The Art of Survival by Jean Orieux
Talleyrand; a biography by Jack F BernardDorothée de Courlande
Vienna Waltz by Teresa GrantDorothée de Courlande

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Dorothea or Dorothée von Biron, Princess of Courlande (1793-1862), known to history as the Duchess of Dino. In 1809, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Talleyrand, arranged her marriage to his nephew Count Edmond de Périgord. Talleyrand took the alluring Dorothea with him to the Congress of Vienna in 1814, and it's believed that they became lovers. Talleyrand gave the duchy of Dino to his nephew and Dorothea became Duchess of Dino and later Duchess of Sagan. She had numerous children and is considered one of the grandmothers of European aristocracy.

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