Madame du Barry

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Jeanne Bécu,
Countess of Barry

Madame du Barry
Born 19 August 1743(1743-08-19)
Vaucouleurs, France
Died 8 December 1793(1793-12-08) (aged 50)
Paris, France
Occupation Official Mistress to Louis XV
Spouse Count Guillaume of Barry
Parents Anne Bécu
Jean Baptiste Gormand de Vaubernier

Jeanne Bécu, Countess of Barry (19 August 1743 – 8 December 1793) was the last mistress of Louis XV of France. She was one of the victims of the Reign of Terror.[1][2]

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  1. A King's favourite, Madame du Barry, and her times from hitherto unpublished documents by Claude Saint-André with an introduction by Pierre de Nolhac and 17 illustrations, New York, Mc Bride, Nast & Company, 1915, p. 3 (a translation from the French publication by Tallandier, Paris, 1909.)
  2. Michel Antoine, Louis XV, Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris, 1989, p. 887.