La Voisin


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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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In a hovel in the centre of Paris, the fortune-teller La Voisin holds a black mass, summoning the devil to help an unnamed client keep the love of the King of France, Louis XIV.
Athenais does not know it, but she is about to be named as a favoured client of the infamous La Voisin.
There were other rumors, including a friendship with the scandalous so-called witch, poisoner and Satanist, La Voisin.
La Voisin was living with a man called Lesage (alias Du Coeuret and Dubuisson), a shady character already `known to the authorities'.
By this time La Reynie must have known that the case had serious implications because La Voisin enjoyed the patronage -- ostensibly in her capacity as a fortune teller -- of some of the most illustrious names in France.
At first she was only obliquely implicated through her maid, Cato, and her lady in waiting Mademoiselle des CEillets who had bought love potions from La Voisin.
In February the following month, La Voisin was interrogated under torture and then burned to death in public.
In the Bastille archives there is a resume by La Reynie of an earlier interview with two acquaintances of La Voisin, the Abbe Mariette and the same Lesage, dated September 1668.
The general consensus these days is that she did little more than perhaps have La Voisin tell her fortune.
It is incontestable that she knew La Voisin from 1667 and that she was a party to sacrilegious ceremonies conducted by the Abbe Mariette at that time.
Marquise Sophie Marceau Moliere Bernard Giraudeau Racine Lambert Wilson Gros-Rene Patrick Timsit Louis XIV Thierry Lhermitte La Voisin Anemone Lully Remo Girone Floridor Georges Wilson