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Madame de Pompadour
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    (December 29, 1721-April 15, 1764)
    Birth name was Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson
    Mistress of King Louis XV of France
    She was introduced to the King by her father in law.
    She was a kept woman.
    She found younger prettier girls for the King.
    She couldn't appear in public without getting stones thrown at her by the French people.
    She maintained a friendship with the Queen.
    She was blamed for the Seven Years War.
    She was illegitimate.
    The man who raised her was forced to leave France due to a scandal.
    She was well educated.
    Her son died before he was one year old.
    She had two miscarriages.
    Voltaire called her ‘charming and talented.'
    A popular French champagne glass was molded from her right breast.
    She died of ‘congestion of the lungs.'

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