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Marguerite Steinheil
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    (April 16, 1869-July 17, 1954)
    Born in Beaucourt, France
    Birth name was Marguerite Jeanne Japy
    Nickname was Meg
    Mistress of French President Felix Faure (1897-99)
    Accused of the May 1908 murders of her husband and stepmother
    Stood trial and acquitted of the murders (November 14, 1909)
    Wrote the book 'My Memoirs' (1912)
    Died in Hove, England at age 85
    She was born into wealth and married a French painter at age 21.
    She started having affairs right after marriage.
    Her two year affair with President Faure ended when he died while she was giving him oral sex (February 16, 1899).
    She continued to have affairs after the scandal.
    Found bound with her dead husband and stepmother she said black-robed intruders did it, but was immediately named a suspect.
    She tried to frame a servant and then the son of a housekeeper, but both accounts were proved bogus.
    Though acquitted the judge presiding over the case called her stories 'tissues of lies.'
    She hosted gatherings for some of the elite of France, including Charles Gounod, Emile Zola and Pierre Loti.
    After her trial an acquittal she quietly moved to London and in 1917 married a baron (he died in 1927).
    She died alone in a U.K. nursing home.

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