Madeleine de Puisieux
Madeleine d'Arsant de Puisieux (1720–1798) was a French writer and feminist.
Madeleine de Puisieux, who was born in Paris, became a published author in 1745 and sometimes collaborated with Denis Diderot. In 1750, she published La Femme n'est pas inférieure à l'homme ("Woman is not inferior to man"). She was married to Philippe-Florent de Puisieux (1713–1772), lawyer at the Paris parliament and the French ambassador to Switzerland. She had no children but made her name publishing advice books for girls. She was given a state pension in 1795 and died in 1798.