Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Madame de Pompadour

Today in 1721 was the birth of the baby girl who would become mistress of the King of France, patron of the arts, champion of Voltaire and a political power broker. Known formally as the Marquese de Pompadour, a title given by the King this pretty woman set her sights on her King and became his soul mate.
In Nancy Mitford's biography ( the best ever written) we learn so much about the era and the royal court as we do about Jeanne Poisson. To me Madame de Pompadour is as interesting a figure as Marie Antoinette.
Have a Pink day!

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