Durey de Meinières, Octavie Guichard (1719-1804)

Author of various works, including her novel Ophélie. Translated Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas, David Hume’s History of England, and other works.

She and her second husband were members of the social circles of Madame du Deffand and of the Helvétius family.

Married to Bellot (Belot), a lawyer. Married in 1765 to Jean-Baptiste-François Durey de Meinieres (1703-1787), a writer on legal matters.