Elena Poniatowska Poster

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Her husband was born in Mexico on 21 Mar 1913. They had three children: Emmanuel Haro Poniatowski (b. Rome 7 Jul 1965), Felipe Haro Poniatowski (b. Mexico 4 June 1968) and Paula Haro Poniatowski (b. Mexico 11 Apr 1970).

Older sister of Marie Paule Sophie Princesse Poniatowski (b. Paris 23 Jun 1933) and m. Mexico 2 Apr 1953 Pablo de Aspe de Dais, and Jan Stanislaus Prince Poniatowski (b. Mexico 10 Mar 1947, d. Mexico City 8 Dec 1968).

Daughter of Jean Joseph Evremond Sperry Prince Poniatowski (b. Paris 19 Oct 1907) and wife, m. Paris 19 Nov 1930, Maria de los Dolores (Paula) Amor-Escandon y Yturbe (b. Paris 4 Jun 1908, d. 22 Mar 2001).

Married at Téquisquiapan, Mexico.

She is a famous Journalist and Writer.

Great-great-great-great-niece of Stanislaw Anton Count Poniatowski alias Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, the last King of Poland (1764-1795).

First cousin five times removed of Jozef Anton Fürst Poniatowski, one of the Marshals of France of the French First Empire.

Her paternal grandfather's mother was the illegitimate daughter by Françoise Mosselman, wife of Charles Aimé Joseph Le Hon, Comte Le Hon, of Charles Auguste Louis Demorny, 1ère Duc de Morny, himself the illegitimate son of Hortense Eugénie Cécile de Beauharnais (daughter of Alexandre François Marie de Beauharnais, Vicomte de Beauharnais and wife Marie Joséphe Rose (Joséphine) Tascher de La Pagerie), wife of Louis I Bonaparte, King of Holland and stepdaughter and adoptive daughter of her brother in law Napoleon I Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, by Auguste Joseph Comte de Flahaut, himself the illegitimate son of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1ère Prince de Benevento, by Émilie Adélaide Filleul, herself the illegitimate daughter of Louis XV de Bourbon, le Bien-Aimé, King of France, by an unknown mother.

Second cousin once removed of Marie Poniatowski and first cousin of Michel Poniatowski, former French Minister of Health and of the Interior.

Her paternal grandmother Elizabeth Sperry was American, born in Stockton, California.

Her husband was born in Mexico on 21 Mar 1913. They had three children: Emmanuel Haro Poniatowski (b. Rome 7 Jul 1965), Felipe Haro Poniatowski (b. Mexico 4 June 1968) and Paula Haro Poniatowski (b. Mexico 11 Apr 1970).

Second cousin of Marie Poniatowski and first cousin of Michel Poniatowski, former French Minister of Health and of the Interior.

In 2014, she received the most important award for literature in the Spanish language, the Cervantes prize.

Her writings often explore social injustices in Mexico, as well as the role of women in Mexican history.

She started out as a journalist for a newspaper.