Del Duca, Simone
|Birthname||Simone Odette Nirouet|
|born on||18 July 1912 at 05:20 (= 05:20 AM )|
|Place||St.Maur des Fossés, France, 48n48, 2e30|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°11' 16°48 Asc. 07°56'|
French businesswoman, a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and major philanthropist.
Married to French publishing magnate Cino Del Duca, on his death in 1967 she was left with a considerable fortune, and she turned to philanthropic causes. In 1969 she established a prestigious literary prize: The Prix mondial Cino Del Duca.
Simone Del Duca's philanthropic work was recognized by the government of France who made her a commander of the Legion of Honor.
She also ran a thoroughbred horse racing stable and stud farm. In 1962, her horse Soltikoff won France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
She died on 16 May 2004, aged 91.
Didier Geslain archive, 'éditeurs' pdf file, p. 16.
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Money Through Marriage
- Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Died aged 91)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive