Louise de Bourbon Maine, duchesse du


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Granddaughter of Condé, wife of Louis XIV's legitimated son. Her court at Sceaux was a brilliant centre of social and cultural life, frequented by Voltaire and Fontenelle among others; it is well described in the memoirs of Staal‐Delaunay.


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