Madame du Barry

1743 - 1793

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Jeanne Bécu, Comtesse du Barry (19 August 1743 – 8 December 1793) was the last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and one of the victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madame du Barry has received more than 1,182,368 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Madame du Barry is the 36th most popular companion (down from 29th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from France (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Companion.

Madame du Barry was a mistress of Louis XV and became the most famous courtesan of the 18th century.

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Among companions, Madame du Barry ranks 36 out of 687. Before her are Klara Hitler, Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Olympias, Victoria, Princess Royal, and Elisabeth of Valois. After her are Marie Leszczyńska, Eugénie de Montijo, Caroline of Ansbach, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Salman the Persian, and Isabella of France.

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Among people born in 1743, Madame du Barry ranks 4Before her are Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, and Jean-Paul Marat. After her are Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Among people deceased in 1793, Madame du Barry ranks 5Before her are Louis XVI of France, Marie Antoinette, Jean-Paul Marat, and Olympe de Gouges. After her are Charlotte Corday, Carlo Goldoni, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Yolande de Polastron, Madame Roland, Jean Sylvain Bailly, and Francesco Guardi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Madame du Barry ranks 242 out of 5,234. Before her are Elisabeth of Valois (1545), Henri Charrière (1906), Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), and Pope Leo IX (1002). After her are Berthe Morisot (1841), Philip I of France (1052), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Charlotte Corday (1768), and Paul Signac (1863).

Among COMPANIONS In France

Among companions born in France, Madame du Barry ranks 5Before her are Madame de Pompadour (1721), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and Elisabeth of Valois (1545). After her are 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).