Definition of Montespan, Marquise de in English:

Montespan, Marquise de

Line breaks: Mar|quise de Mon¦tes|pan
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒntɪspɒ̃
 
, mɔ̃tɛspɑ̃/
  • (1641–1707), French noblewoman; born Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart. She was mistress of Louis XIV from 1667 to 1679, and had seven illegitimate children by him. She subsequently fell from favour when the king became attracted to the children’s governess, Madame de Maintenon.

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