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.

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