Poisson, Jeanne Antoinette
Born: Dec 29, 1721 AD
Died: 1764 AD, at 42 years of age.
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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