Marie Leszczynska

Marie Leszczynska

(lĕshchĭn`skə), 1703–68, queen of France, wife of Louis XV, and daughter of Stanislaus IStanislaus I,
1677–1766, king of Poland (1704–1709, 1733–35) and duke of Lorraine (1735–66). He was born Stanislaus Leszczynski. Early in the Northern War (1700–1721), Charles XII of Sweden overran Poland and expelled King Augustus II.
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 of Poland. Married in 1725, she bore 10 children and was the grandmother of Louis XVI. Of retiring disposition, she made no attempt to rival the king's mistresses. Her marriage facilitated French involvement in the War of the Polish Succession.
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