Today marks the 230th birthday of one of France's most famous socialites, Juliette RÃ©camier. Married at age 15, Juliette was an established member of upper-class Parisian society by the time she commissioned Jacques-Louis David to paint her portrait in 1800, at age 23. Both Juliette and Jacques-Louis led interesting, and influential, lives during the 18th and 19th centuries.
1. When Juliette, at the young age of 15, married Jacques RÃ©camier, a man 30 years her senior, rumors quickly circulated.... READ ON