Madame de Pompadour

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Boucher Marquise de Pompadour 1756 detail.jpg
Portrait by François Boucher
Born(1721-12-29)29 December 1721
Paris, Kingdom of France
Died15 April 1764(1764-04-15) (aged 42)
Paris, Kingdom of France
OccupationChief mistress to Louis XV
TitleMarquise de Pompadour
Spouse(s)Charles Guillaume le Normant d'Étiolles (1717–99, m. 1741)
  • François Poisson (father)
  • Madeleine de la Motte (mother)

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was better known as Madame de Pompadour. The Marquise de Pompadour (29 December 1721 – 15 April 1764) was courtier and the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 until her death. She was born in Paris, Kingdom of France, and died there from tuberculosis at 42. She was presented to the royal court by a cousin of the King, the Princess of Conti.

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