Definition of Marquise de Montespan
1. Noun. French noblewoman who was mistress to Louis XIV until he became attracted to Madame de Maintenon (1641-1707).
Generic synonyms: Marchioness, Marquise
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Literary usage of Marquise de Montespan
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1. Famous Women as Described by Famous Writers by Esther Singleton (1904)
"The Marquise de Montespan appeared at Court with everything that was necessary to attract attention and to please. To the most overwhelming beauty was ..."
2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Madame de Montespan In the meantime the marquise de Montespan was enjoying ... The queen, Madame, her sister-in- law, and the marquise de Montespan were in ..."
3. Old Court Life in France by Frances Minto Dickinson Elliot (1893)
"This rival, the governess of her children, insulted Madame la Marquise de Montespan. ... The Marquise de Montespan was bowed out of Versailles. ..."
4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1909)
"The marquise de Montespan, although she no longer had an open rival, none the less ... The marquise de Montespan still attracted the principal attention but ..."
5. Book-prices Current: A Record of Prices at which Books Have Been Sold at Auction (1900)
"Memoirs of Madame la Marquise de Montespan, now first translated, 2 vol., one of 5 copies printed on Japanese vellum paper, portraits, morocco super extra, ..."
6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1900)
"... famous reign—was the Marquise de Montespan, who was married in 1663 at the age of twenty-two, but soon grew envious of the position occupied at Court by ..."