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.
It is unclear whether Prince von Kaunitz, Austrian ambassador at the French court in the early 1750s, was most struck by the quasi-institutional status of the mistress of the King of France, by the fact that her views carried weight in the political world--or by the extent of influence enjoyed by the current incumbent of that position, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721-64).