|Lenormana was born on May 27, 1772 in the Alecon province
of France. Her father was favourite courtier of Emperor Louis XV. Her mother
was woman of exquisite beauty. She was looked after by her step-father on
the death of her father. With the death of her mother she became an orphan.
Her step-father remarried and that severed her connections with that home.
She was sent for schooling at the age of seven to Benedictine Convent. Her
teachers and school mates soon realized that Lenormana had an uncanny capacity
to unravel the future. She could tell about the day on which it would rain
as also many other things regarding loss of goods, sickness or who was to
fall in the slush on a given day. She could also tell as to what questions
would be asked in the examinations or who would be punished by the teacher
in the class.