When Jean Marc Claude Mauriac was born on 25 April 1914, in 16th Arrondissement, Paris, Seine, France, his father, François Charles Mauriac, was 28 and his mother, Marguerite Jeanne Lafon, was 20. He died on 22 March 1996, in 4th arrondissement, Paris, Île-de-France, France, at the age of 81, and was buried in Paris, Île-de-France, France.
Like Jane and Joan , a medieval variant of Old French Je(h)anne. Towards the end of the Middle Ages this form became largely confined to Scotland. In the 20th century it became more widely used in the English-speaking world and enjoyed a period of great popularity, but it is now out of fashion. Among numerous well-known and influential bearers are the British novelists Jean Plaidy ( Eleanor Hibbert , 1910–93 ) and Jean Rhys ( Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams , 1894–1979 ), British actress Jean Simmons ( 1929–2010 ), and American-born actress Jean Seberg ( 1938–79 ). It is also found as a variant spelling of the masculine name Gene .
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