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The Countess of Castiglione

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Virginia Elisabetta Luisa Carlotta Antonietta Teresa Maria Oldoïni, Comtesse de Castiglione (1837-1899) est une célèbre espionne, aristocrate piémontaise, maîtresse de Napoléon III, mais aussi une figure des premières heures de la photographie. La comtesse de Castiglione est qualifiée de « plus belle femme de son siècle ».

Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837-1899), better known as La Castiglione, was born to an aristocratic family from La Spezia. She was a 19th-century Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.

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