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Becu, Marie Jeanne

Born: 1743 AD
Died: 1793 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Mistress

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.