Definition of Marquise de Maintenon
1. Noun. French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719).
Generic synonyms: Consort, Marchioness, Marquise
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Literary usage of Marquise de Maintenon
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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Madame Scarron, who soon received at the King's hands the title of Marquise de Maintenon, is perhaps the most interesting figure in the Court of Louis XIV. ..."
2. Madame de Maintenon: Her Life and Times 1635-1719 by C. C. Dyson (1910)
"... CHAPTER VII MADAME SCARRON BECOMES Marquise de Maintenon j AFTER coming to reside at Court with her charges Madame Scarron found her position much less ..."
3. Memoirs of Madame la Marquise de Montespan by baron de Etienne-Léon Lamothe-Langon, Étienne Léon Lamothe-Langon, P E P (1895)
"... de Rochefort or the Marquise de Maintenon that you object ? I esteem both the one and the other, and I am sorry for you if you do not esteem them too. ..."
4. Royal Palaces and Parks of France by Francis Miltoun (1910)
"... illustrious inhabitant was that granddaughter of Theodore- Agrippa d'Aubigne", named Francoise, and who came in time to be the Marquise de Maintenon. ..."