See also:NESLE, DUCHESSE DE (1717-1744),
See also:mistress of
See also:Louis XV. of France, was the
See also:fourth daughter of Louis,
See also:marquis de Neale, a descendant of a niece of
See also:Mazarin . In 1740, upon the
See also:death of her
See also:husband, the marquis de la Tournelle, she attracted the
See also:attention of Louis XV.; and by the aid of the duc de
See also:Richelieu, who, dominated by Madame de Tencin, hoped to
See also:rule both the
See also:king and the state, she supplanted her
See also:sister, Madame de Mailly, as titular mistress in 1742 . Directed by Richelieu, she tried to arouse the king, dragging him off to the armies, and negotiated the
See also:alliance with
See also:Frederick II. of Prussia, in 1744 . Her
See also:political role, however, has been exaggerated . Her
See also:triumph after the passing disgrace provoked by the king's illness at
See also:Metz did not last long, for she died on the 8th of
See also:December 1744• See Ed. and J. de
See also:Goncourt, La Duchesse de Chateauroux et ses sceurs (
See also:Paris, 1879) .
CHATELAIN (Med. Lat. castellanus, from castellum, a...
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