Madame de Pompadour

1721 - 1764

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (, French: [pɔ̃paduʁ] ; 29 December 1721 – 15 April 1764), commonly known as Madame de Pompadour, was a member of the French court. She was the official chief mistress of King Louis XV from 1745 to 1751, and remained influential as court favourite until her death. Pompadour took charge of the king's schedule and was a valued aide and advisor, despite her frail health and many political enemies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame de Pompadour has received more than 3,342,862 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Madame de Pompadour is the 6th most popular companion (up from 14th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from France (up from 94th in 2019) and the most popular French Companion.

Madame de Pompadour was most famous for being the mistress of King Louis XV.

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Among companions, Madame de Pompadour ranks 6 out of 784Before her are Nefertiti, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Fatimah, Anne Boleyn, and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma. After her are Aisha, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Madame du Barry, Mihrimah Sultan, Catherine de' Medici, and Klara Hitler.

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Among people born in 1721, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Bernardo Bellotto, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Johann Kirnberger, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Anna Dorothea Therbusch, and Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud. Among people deceased in 1764, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, William Hogarth, Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Johann Mattheson, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, and William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire.

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In France

Among people born in France, Madame de Pompadour ranks 51 out of 6,770Before her are Louis XIII of France (1601), Philip IV of France (1268), Édouard Manet (1832), Marcel Proust (1871), Coco Chanel (1883), and Auguste Rodin (1840). After her are Henri Becquerel (1852), Georges Bizet (1838), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Romain Rolland (1866), Gustave Eiffel (1832), and Cardinal Richelieu (1585).

Among COMPANIONS In France

Among companions born in France, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Madame du Barry (1743), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Désirée Clary (1777), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Brigitte Macron (1953), Isabella of France (1295), Julie Clary (1771), Marie of Anjou (1404), and Emma of Normandy (985).