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Pompadour, Marquise de

Line breaks: Mar|quise de Pom¦pa|dour
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmpədʊə
 
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Definition of Pompadour, Marquise de in English:

( 1721–64), French noblewoman; known as Madame de Pompadour; born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson. In 1744 she became the mistress of Louis XV, gaining considerable influence at court, but she later became unpopular as a result of her interference in political affairs.

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