tirsdag den 26. marts 2013

The King's Favourites

These are the women who held the title of Maîtresse-en-titre to either Louis XIV or Louis XV. That title meant the she would be very close to the King and therefore able to influence him through their close relationship. Louis XVI never engaged in a relationship with anyone else but Marie Antoinette - he had always been strongly influenced by Mesdames Tantes who hated that the King neglected his family in favour of his mistress.

Mistresses of Louis XIV:

Catherine Bellier, Baroness de Beauvais

Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Duchesse de Fontagnes

Catherine Charlotte de Gramond

Isabelle de Ludres

Louise de la Vallière

Marie Mancini

Olympia Mancini

Marquise de Montespan

Claude de Vin des Oeillets

Anne de Rohan-Chabot

Madame de Maintenon


Mistresses of Louis XV:

Jeanne Bécu, Madame du Barry

Jeanne Poisson, Madame de Pompadour

The de Mailly Sisters
          Louise Julie de Mailly, Comtesse de Mailly
          Pauline Felicité de Mailly, Marquise de Ventimille
          Marie Anne de Mailly, Duchesse de Chateauroux
          Diane Adélaïde de Mailly, Duchesse de Lauraguais

Marie Louise O'Murphy

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