Jeanne-Antoinette, marquise de Pompadour

Standard Name: Pompadour, Jeanne-Antoinette,,, marquise de


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Literary Setting Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set in England and France in the reign of Louis XV , and features his wife, Marie Leszcynska , and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour , as well as Bonnie Prince Charlie
Publishing Nancy Mitford
NM published the first of her four historical biographies, Madame de Pompadour, which has been constantly reprinted and widely translated.
Mitford, Nancy. “Critical Materials”. Love from Nancy: The Letters of Nancy Mitford, edited by Charlotte Mosley, Hodder and Stoughton, p. various pages.
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Hastings, Selina. Nancy Mitford: A Biography. Hamish Hamilton.
Gordon, Alden R. “Searching for the Elusive Madame de Pompadour”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 91-111.
Textual Production Nancy Mitford
Madame de Pompadour was first published with a jacket by Cecil Beaton . Her biographies (the study of Madame de Pompadour being followed by Voltaire, 1957, Louis XIV , 1966, and Frederick the Great ...


1755: Maurice-Quentin De La Tour painted Madame...

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Maurice-Quentin De La Tour painted Madame de Pompadour (the Frenchking 's mistress, and a power in the land) sitting at a large (though extremely elegant) desk surrounded by learned folio volumes.

January 1756: Britain broke with the Old System by allying...

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January 1756

Britain broke with the Old System by allying itself with Frederick II 's Prussia instead of Maria Theresa 's Austria (which it had supported in the War of the Austrian Succession). The stage was now...

15 April 1764: Madame de Pompadour, former mistress of Louis...

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15 April 1764

Madame de Pompadour , former mistress of Louis XV , died: she had exercised a powerful influence on the visual arts, and on French public life generally, for nearly twenty years.


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