Madame de Pompadour

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Marquise of Pompadour
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Portrait by François Boucher
Full name
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson
Born(1721-12-29)29 December 1721
Paris, France
Died15 April 1764(1764-04-15) (aged 42)
Paris, France
Spouse(s)Charles Guillaume le Normant d'Étiolles (1717–99, m. 1741)
Issue
FatherFrançois Poisson
MotherMadeleine de la Motte
OccupationChief mistress to Louis XV

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was better known as Madame de Pompadour. The Marquise of 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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