Madame De Pompadour

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Pompadour, Madame De

 

(née Jeanne Antoinette Poisson). Born Dec. 29, 1721, in Paris; died April 15, 1764, in Versailles. A favorite of the French king Louis XV from 1745, she had some influence on affairs of state.

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In 1764, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, the highly influential mistress of France's King Louis XV, died at Versailles at age 42.