Jeanne Antoinette Poisson


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Noun1.Jeanne Antoinette Poisson - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)Jeanne Antoinette Poisson - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
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In chapter 1, entitled "Palaces and Patronage: Le Devin and the 1754 Alceste," Charlton discusses the theater group of Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death in 1764.
Ironically Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was by birth middle-class and was bred to be a courtesan through the usual medium, the stage.