Henriette d'Angleterre

(1644—1670) .

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(1644–70). Daughter of Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria, unhappily married to Philippe, duc d'Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV. Her death was the subject of a famous funeral oration by Bossuet, of which posterity has remembered the words: ‘Madame se meurt, Madame est morte!’ Her life was written by her friend Madame de Lafayette.

From The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French in Oxford Reference.

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