"Marianne" is the guiding spirit and the name given to the French Republic, from the time of the revolution of 1789. It was also the name of a secret republican society that sought to overthrow the second empire. The name, which combines those of the Virgin Mary and saint Anne, and which at first was used by enemies of the republic, has long ago lost any pejorative meaning, and statues of Marianne adorn most public buildings in France and many coins, until the adoption of the euro. The faces of a number of famous and beautiful French women (including Brigitte bardot and Catherine deneuve) have served as models for portraits of the Marianne figure.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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