Flora Tristan (7 April 1803 in Paris – 14 November 1844 in Bordeaux, France) was a socialist writer and activist. She was one of the founders of modern feminism. She wrote several works, the best known of which are Peregrinations of a Pariah (1838), Promenades in London (1840), and The Workers' Union (1843).
Tristan was the grandmother of the painter Paul Gauguin.
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''What a revolting contrast exists in England between the slavery of women and the intellectual superiority of women writers.''Flora Tristan (1803-1844), French novelist. Promenades Dans Londres, ch. 17 (1840).