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Poisson, Jeanne Antoinette (Pompadour, Marquise de; Madame de Pompadour)

Born: 1721 AD
Died: 1764 AD, at 42 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Mistress


1721 - Born on December 29th in Paris, France. The influential mistress of the French king Louis XV and a notable patron of literature and the arts.

1744 - Mistress of Louis XV of France. She largely dictated the government's ill-fated policy of reversing France's anti-Austrian policy for an anti-Prussian one.

         - She acted as the patron of the Enlightenment philosophers Voltaire and Diderot.

1764 - Died on April 15th in Versailles.


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