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Becu, Marie Jeanne (Comtesse du Barry, Madame du Barry)

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Born: 1743 AD
Died: 1793 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Mistress

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1743 - Born on the 19th of August.

1758 - She moved to Paris, where, using the name Jeanne Rancon

       - Worked as a milliner's assistant in a shop.

1763 - Jean du Barry made her his mistress.

       - She first served as courtesan to Louis François Armand du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu.

1769 - Married Comte Guillaume du Barry.

       - She was presented to the King's family and the court on 2nd of April.

1774 - Retired from court upon death of Louis XV.

1792 - She made several trips to London on the pretext of recovering stolen jewellery.

       - Suspected of giving financial aid to emigres from the French Revolution.

1793 - Arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris on charges of treason.

       - After a trial, she was executed by guillotine on the Place de la Concorde on 8th of December.

 

 

 

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