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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Etienne-Maurice Falconet was the favourite sculptor of the marquise de Pompadour, who made him the Director of Design at the porcelain factory she founded at Sevres.
The marquise de Pompadour is denigrated as a self-publicist mostly concerned with a craven Blairite manipulation of public approval.