Madame de Pompadour

1721 - 1764

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (, French: [pɔ̃paduʁ] (listen); 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. She secured titles of nobility for herself and her relatives, and built a network of clients and supporters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame de Pompadour has received more than 2,579,259 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Madame de Pompadour is the 14th most popular companion (down from 10th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from France (down from 99th 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 14 out of 687Before her are Fatimah, Empress Joséphine, Eva Braun, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After her are Mihrimah Sultan, Mary Boleyn, Roxana, Lucretia, Nefertari, and Ankhesenamun.

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Among people born in 1721, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Bernardo Bellotto, Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach, Johann Kirnberger, Tobias Smollett, Frederick Christian I, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Samuel von Brukenthal. Among people deceased in 1764, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, Christian Goldbach, William Hogarth, Pietro Locatelli, Johann Mattheson, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and Francesco Algarotti.

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In France

Among people born in France, Madame de Pompadour ranks 117 out of 5,234Before her are Charles VII of France (1403), Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708), Georges Danton (1759), François Villon (1431), Nicolas Flamel (1330), and Joseph Fourier (1768). After her are Jacques Lacan (1901), Philippe Pétain (1856), Anatole France (1844), Louis XVII of France (1785), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), and Georges Braque (1882).

Among COMPANIONS In France

Among companions born in France, Madame de Pompadour ranks 1After her are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Madame du Barry (1743), Isabella of France (1295), Claude of France (1499), Désirée Clary (1777), Hortense de Beauharnais (1783), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Brigitte Macron (1953), and Henrietta Maria of France (1609).