Maintenon


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Main·te·non

 (măN′tə-nôN′, măNt-nôN′), Marquise de Title of Françoise d'Aubigné. 1635-1719.
French consort of Louis XIV. The widow of French writer Paul Scarron, she secretly married the king (c. 1685) after the death of his first wife.

Maintenon

(French mɛ̃tnɔ̃)
n
(Biography) Marquise de, title of Françoise d'Aubigné. 1635–1719, the mistress and, from about 1685, second wife of Louis XIV

Main•te•non

(mɛ̃təˈnɔ̃)

n.
Marquise de (Françoise d'Aubigné), 1635–1719, second wife of Louis XIV.
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When Louis XIV had finished the Grand Trianon, he told Maintenon he had created a Paradise for her, and asked if she could think of anything now to wish for.
Perhaps the little woman thought she might play the part of a Maintenon or a Pompadour.
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.
Contract notice: Restructuring and extension of the school group maintenon colombes - works contract
A Jean Racine B Catherine de' Medici C Jacques Benigne Bossuet D Francoise Marquise de Maintenon 10.
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.
Vancouver Donde el tren blanco de nieve y de fuegos nocturnos huye del invierno Oh Paris Del rojo al verde todo el amarillo muere Paris Vancouver Hyeres Maintenon Nueva York y las Antillas La ventana se abre como una naranja El bello fruto de la luz
Ever painterly in disposition--the Sun King's cherished Caravaggista Valentin de Boulogne could have supplied the tenebrous lighting--Serra appears to have cast his film with an eye to art history: Women in the royal entourage resemble Ingres's Madame Moitessier or Titian's La Schiavona; several of Louis's courtiers suggest Liotard caricatures; and his Madame de Maintenon (played by Irene Silvagni) has the visage of one of Christian Seybold's alten Frauen.
She designs tailored clothes for her clients, like the French dancer Brigitte DROUET, who ordered a dress on the measure for dancing to the Chteau de Maintenon in the event "the fabulous Christmas in Maintenon castle.
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.
The sentiment that politically powerful women did more harm than good was well-nigh universal in a country with a vivid memory of inept female regents (from the two Medieis to Anne of Austria), interfering royal mistresses (from Maintenon and Pompadour to DuBarry, who was guillotined for her crimes), ambitious court intriguantes (from the frondieres to the Comtesse de Polignac) and a network of intellectuals, artists and officials entirely dependent on the whims of fashionable women.
Nada sorprendente en un ilustrado, lector de "Montesquieu, Bufon, Pope, Maintenon y el mismo Rousseau" y que unos pocos anos antes habria expresado "juicios favorables a la declaracion de los derechos humanos y al contractualismo de la escolastica".

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