Hortense (given name)

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Hortense is a French feminine given name that comes from Latin meaning "gardener". It may refer to:

Persons
* Hortense de Beauharnais, step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte
* Hortense Béwouda, sprinter from Cameroon
* Hortense Mancini, Duchess of Mazarin from 1646 to 1699, and a mistress of Charles II, King of England
* Hortense Ellis, reggae singer
* Hortense Calisher, author of "In the Absence of Angels"
* Hortense Schneider, French soprano from the Bordeaux region
* Hortense Powdermaker, anthropologist best known for her studies of African-Americans in rural America and of Hollywood
* Hortense Parker, daughter of African American inventor, industrialist and abolitionist, John Parker
* Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot (Antoinette-Cécile-Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot), French painter of genre scenes

Fictional characters

* Hortense McDuck, character from the Scrooge McDuck universe
* Hortense Briggs, character in the novel An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser

Other
* Hortense, Georgia, an unincorporated community in Brantley County, Georgia, United States
* Hurricane Hortense, a 1996 category 4 Atlantic hurricane


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