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Voisin, La:

see Poison AffairPoison Affair,
in French history, scandal implicating a number of prominent persons at the court of King Louis XIV. It began with the trial of Marie Madeleine d'Aubray, marquise de Brinvilliers (c.1630–76).
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La Voisin:

see Poison AffairPoison Affair,
in French history, scandal implicating a number of prominent persons at the court of King Louis XIV. It began with the trial of Marie Madeleine d'Aubray, marquise de Brinvilliers (c.1630–76).
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A rapid survey of his domestic reforms is followed by another probing of the king's private life--this time, his affair with Athenais de Montespan, her association with the purveyor of love potions, Catherine Monvoisin, and the famous 'affair of the poisons' in which several high-born ladies were implicated.
Bosse and Vigoureux also informed on their own class, in particular naming a Catherine Monvoisin, known as `La Voisin', a fashionable fortune teller.