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 chapter 1, entitled "Palaces and Patronage: Le Devin and the 1754 Alceste," Charlton discusses the theater group of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death in 1764.