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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I decided to wear purple, the colour of Madame Pompadour, who was the mistress of King Louis XIV who ruled France from 1643 until his death in 1715.
It is named after Madame Pompadour and the 107 paintings on the ceilings are all scenes of love.
"Apres moi le deluge", "I don't care what happens next, I'll be gone", attributed to Louis XV or Madame Pompadour.
Marie Curie (listed under "Madame Curie") thus shares a page with Madame Pompadour, while "Admiral Lord Nelson" is followed in rapid succession by [Emilio] "Aguinaldo" and "Albert Einstein." The absence of an index, a detailed table of contents, or a comprehensive system of cross-references means that searching for a particular name can easily involve checking under four or five different letters.
With French chateau-style salons rooms named after historical figures such as Madame Pompadour and Louis XV's mistress, the quirky casino provides visitors with a very unique gaming experience.
But I only recognised a couple of people on the list of notables buried under the city, one of them Madame Pompadour (thanks to a recent Dr Who episode set in France).
But I only recognised a couple of names on the list of notables buried under the city, one of them Madame Pompadour (thanks to a recent Dr Who episode set in France).
Looming over the Atlantic on a narrow point of land at Havre l'Anglais on what is now Cape Breton Island, the fortress was begun in 1720 when Louis was only ten years old and it was still under construction in his early middle age--as he lounged in the arms of Madame Pompadour. Year after year, its spires slowly rose out- of the sea mists, a seemingly impregnable bastion meant to safeguard the heartland of New France.
Illustrations include reproductions of paintings of Madame Pompadour, Louis XV's mistress, and Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI's ill-fated queen.
They met when she played Madame Pompadour in an episode of the latest Dr Who series.
Their inner temple contains a woman's skeleton they call Madame Pompadour.