Françoise-Athénaïsde Rochechouart Montespan, marquise de

(1640—1709) French noblewoman

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French noblewoman. She was mistress of Louis XIV from 1667 to 1679, and had seven illegitimate children by him. She subsequently fell from favour when the king became attracted to their governess, Madame de Maintenon.

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