Definition of Maintenon

1. Noun. French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719).




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maintenon

Mailerian
Maillard reaction
Maillol
Maimonidean
Maimonides
Main
Main Street
Maine
Maine Coon
Maine Coons
Maine law
Maine laws
Maine lobster
Mainer
Mainers
Maintenon (current term)
Mainz
Maire
Maisie
Maissiat's band
Maisy
Maitland
Maitreya
Maitreyan
Maj
Maja
Maja squinado
Majesty
Majidae
Majocchi's disease

Literary usage of Maintenon

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1. Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency by Louis de Rouvroy Saint-Simon (1901)
"The Dead soon Forgotten — Feelings of Madame de Maintenon — And of the Duc de Chartres — Of the Courtiers — Madame's Mode of Life—Character of Monsieur ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"After the death of Maria Teresa in 1683, Madame de Maintenon was secretly married ... But under Madame de Maintenon the whole tone of the Court had changed. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"After the death of Maria Teresa in 1683, Madame de Maintenon was secretly married ... But under Madame de Maintenon the whole tone of the Court had changed. ..."

4. Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century by Pardoe (Julia) (1855)
"The Snow-Storm —The Primate of Paris—The Bridal Procession—Marriage of Louis XIV. and Madame de Maintenon—Departure of Madame de Montespan for Petit-Bourg; ..."

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