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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A great French tragédienne, born in Switzerland, of Jewish parents; made her début in Paris in 1838, and soon became famous as the interpreter of the principal characters in the masterpieces of Racine and Corneille, her crowning triumph being the representation, in 1843, of Phèdre in the tragedy of Racine; she made a great impression wherever she appeared, realised a large fortune, and died of decline (1821-1858).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Rachel, Eliza'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/rachel-eliza.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.