Louise de la Baume le Blanc La Vallière, duchesse de


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Louis XIV (1638—1715)

Françoise-Athénaïsde Rochechouart Montespan, marquise de (1640—1709) French noblewoman

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627—1704)


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Louis XIV's mistress from 1661 until she was supplanted by the more aggressive Montespan. She retired to a Carmelite convent in 1674; Bossuet preached a famous sermon when she took her vows the following year.


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