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October 31, 2011

Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV


"He [Louis XV] made up a table of comète [card game] with Madame de Pompadour, Coigny, Madame de Brancas, and the Comte de Noailles, the King rather enjoyed that sort of little game, but Madame de Pompadour seemed to hate gambling and to be trying to put him off it."

from a letter by the Prince de Croÿ, dated 30 January 1747

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  1. They seemed to be very cute together.
    I wonder, who was Louis 15 great love?
    Madame de Pompadour, or Madame du Barry?

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