Definition of Madame 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Madame De Maintenon
Literary usage of Madame de Maintenon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Madame de Maintenon, and through her, the young ladies of Saint-Cyr, ... Warned by him, Madame de Maintenon sought the advice of persons whose piety and ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1908)
"After.the death of Maria Teresa in 168:3, Madame de Maintenon was secretly ... But under Madame de Maintenon the whole tone of the Court had changed. ..."
3. 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 ..."
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; ..."