Madame du Barry

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Madame du Barry
Countess of Barry
Madame du Barry by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Madame du Barry by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.
Spouse(s) Guillaume du Barry, Count of Barry
Full name
Marie Jeanne Bécu
Father Anne Bécu
Mother Jean Baptiste Gormand
Born 19 August 1743
Vaucouleurs, Lorraine, France
Died 8 December 1793 (aged 50)
Executed in Paris, France

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 A King's favourite, Madame du Barry, and her times from hitherto unpublished documents by Claude Saint-André with an introduction by Pierre de Nolhac and 17 illustrations, New York, Mc Bride, Nast & Company, 1915, p. 3 (a translation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.