I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
April 15, 2011
April 15th: Death of Madame de Pompadour, 1764
After two miscarriages, the Marquise de Pompadour was unable to service King Louis XV sexually, but her beauty, charm, and intelligence served her well. She kept her position as chief mistress until her death.
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Pictured: Painting by Francois Boucher, about 1750.