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Madame de Pompadour

chief mistress of Louis XV of France

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was better known as Madame de Pompadour. The Marquise of Pompadour (29 December 1721 – 15 April 1764) was courtier and the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 until her death. She was born in Paris, Kingdom of France, and died there from tuberculosis at 42. She was presented to the royal court by a cousin of the King, the Princess of Conti.

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Marquise of Pompadour
Portrait by François Boucher
Portrait by François Boucher
Spouse(s) Charles Guillaume le Normant d'Étiolles (1717–99, m. 1741)
Issue
Full name
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Father François Poisson
Mother Madeleine de la Motte
Born (1721-12-29)29 December 1721
Paris, France
Died 15 April 1764(1764-04-15) (aged 42)
Paris, France
Occupation Chief mistress to Louis XV

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