Simone de Beauvoir, whose full name is Simone Lucie Ernestine
Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, was a French writer, novelist,
philosopher, political activist and feminist. Although she
personally never considered herself to be a philosopher.
She was born in Paris, France, on the 9th January 1908.
Simone is well known for many works, including her book 'The Second Sex', in which is a detailed analysis of how women have been oppressed. She is also known for novels, such as 'She Came to Stay' and 'The Mandarins', amongst other works.
She died on the 14th April 1986 of pneumonia in Paris.