Madame de Maintenon


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Noun1.Madame de Maintenon - French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)Madame de Maintenon - French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)
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Come, my dear Albert," said Debray, "confess that your cook is behindhand, that the oysters have not arrived from Ostend or Marennes, and that, like Madame de Maintenon, you are going to replace the dish by a story.
In these two small religious pictures his long years as a portraitist of the aristocracy have left their mark: the Christ child is shown as a dauphin while the Virgin has the features of Louis's mistress Madame de Maintenon (Fig.
The contract is for the transport of works of art for the exhibition Charles de la Fosse (working title) to be held at Versailles in particular the apartment of Madame de Maintenon of 02/23/2015 to 05.
En efecto, Jose Manuel de Bernardo, para explicar la elaboracion en 1693 del "Quijote infantil" del duque de Anjou (futuro rey Felipe V), ademas de explicitar su contenido concreto, estudia, basandose en fuentes primarias, en memorialistas y en la aportaciones bibliograficas de Maurice Bardon y Jose Manuel Losada, la amplia recepcion y difusion de la obra cervantina en Francia, fijando su atencion en aquellos cervantistas franceses que estuvieron estrechamente relacionados con la Corte de Versalles como fue el caso de Paul Scarron (1610-1660), primer marido de Madame de Maintenon, de Francois Filleau de Saint Martin (1632-C.
La principal aportacion del presente estudio es la presentacion del denominado "triangulo gubernativo frances", un organigrama institucional integrado por Luis XIV, que lo lideraba, sus Secretarios de Estado (Torcy, Chamillart, Pontchartrain), que sugerian, y Madame de Maintenon, que aconsejaba.
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Her own enthrallment with the story of Madame de Maintenon, morganatic second wife to Louis XIV of France, suggests some intriguing parallels: "born in the workhouse, mysterious childhood visit to America, married as a girl to brilliant paralyzed poet, widowed, gets to be governess to the king's bastards and next thing you know she's reformed the king and married him" 197).
En suma, esta tesitura la puso mas cerca de Emma Bovary que de madame de Maintenon.
It was merely a bonus that the king could employ the gardens to win favour with his latest mistress: with the arrival of the dour and censorious Madame de Maintenon, for instance, naked statues could be kitted out with well-placed fig leaves.
Others who on some occasions had the king's ear regarding church patronage included the archbishop of Paris and, in the later decades of the reign, Madame de Maintenon, the king's wife following the death of Queen Marie Therese.
We know that when Madame de Maintenon was seventy-five and the King seventy," Mitford says of Louis XIV.