1829–1896

Introduction

Born: May 18, 1829, Les Char­bon­ni­ères, Val­lée de Joux, Can­ton Vaud, Swit­zer­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 24, 1896. Her place of death is un­known, but she lived most of her life in Lau­sanne, in a house called Ben Pos­ta.

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Biography

Mélanie was the daugh­ter of Is­aac Elie Ro­chat (1800–1867), a jus­tice of the peace, and Is­a­line Ro­chat.

When she was two years old, her par­ents sent her to stay with a child­less aunt, Ma­dame La­combe-Ro­chat, in Lau­sanne, where she grew up.

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