b. 1766, Geneva; d. 1841, Vallée du Salève, near Geneva
Albertine-Adrienne Necker de Saussure, a writer and educator, was a cousin by marriage and intimate friend of the writer and political propagandist Germaine de Staël. While de Saussure's reputation and intellectual prestige did not match that of her cousin, her work L'éducation progressive (1828) was an influential tract on the education of women. She also wrote a biography of Madame de Staël for the first collected edition of her works (1821).