Beauvoir

Beauvoir can refer to any of the following:

Buildings
  • Beauvoir (Biloxi, Mississippi), post-American Civil War home of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis
People
  • Jean Beauvoir, American musician.
  • Richard Benyon De Beauvoir, British Member of Parliament.
  • Roger de Beauvoir, pen name of French writer, Eugène Auguste Roger de Bully.
  • Simone de Beauvoir (La Beauvoir), French author, philosopher, and feminist.
  • Hélène de Beauvoir, French painter and sister of Simone de Beauvoir.
Schools
  • Beauvoir School, elementary school at National Cathedral School
Settlements
  • One of several towns or communes of France:
    • Beauvoir-de-Marc
    • Beauvoir-en-Royans
    • Beauvoir, Seine-et-Marne
    • Beauvoir-Wavans
    • Saint-Hilaire-de-Beauvoir
  • De Beauvoir (ward), a ward in the London Borough of Hackney.
  • De Beauvoir Town, a district in North London, England.
Others
  • Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, a pedestrian bridge across the Seine River in Paris, France

Famous quotes containing the word beauvoir:

    It’s frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself.... It seems unfair. You can’t assume the responsibility for everything you do—or don’t do.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)

    Between women love is contemplative; caresses are intended less to gain possession of the other than gradually to re-create the self through her; separateness is abolished, there is no struggle, no victory, no defeat; in exact reciprocity each is at once subject and object, sovereign and slave; duality become mutuality.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)

    One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
    —Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986)