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.