Yolande de Polastron

1749 - 1793

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Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, Duchess of Polignac (8 September 1749 – 9 December 1793) was the favourite of Marie Antoinette, whom she first met when she was presented at the Palace of Versailles in 1775, the year after Marie Antoinette became the Queen of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yolande de Polastron has received more than 527,611 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Yolande de Polastron is the 1,795th most popular politician (down from 1,538th in 2019), the 622nd most popular biography from France (down from 578th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular Politician.

Yolande de Polastron was the wife of King Louis XIV of France. She is most famous for her role in the Fronde, a series of civil wars in France in the 17th century.

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Among politicians, Yolande de Polastron ranks 1,795 out of 15,577Before her are Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Munjong of Joseon, James E. Webb, Maymunah bint al-Harith, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, and Nelson Rockefeller. After her are Kaidu, Ish-bosheth, Peter II of Aragon, Djet, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Sophia Palaiologina.

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Among people born in 1749, Yolande de Polastron ranks 8Before her are Edward Jenner, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Christian VII of Denmark, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Nicolas Appert, and Domenico Cimarosa. After her are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Daniel Rutherford, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Vittorio Alfieri. Among people deceased in 1793, Yolande de Polastron ranks 9Before her are Jean-Paul Marat, Charlotte Corday, Madame du Barry, Olympe de Gouges, Carlo Goldoni, and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. After her are Jean Sylvain Bailly, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, Alexander Roslin, and Charles Bonnet.

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Among people born in France, Yolande de Polastron ranks 622 out of 6,011Before her are Michel Legrand (1932), Peter Waldo (1140), Bertrand du Guesclin (1320), Paul Claudel (1868), Hugh the Great (898), and Léonin (1135). After her are Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Juliette Gréco (1927), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Camille Flammarion (1842), and Catherine of Valois (1401).


Among politicians born in France, Yolande de Polastron ranks 143Before her are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Alaric II (458), Francis, Duke of Guise (1519), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), and Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848). After her are Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Jean Jaurès (1859), Lazare Carnot (1753), Félix Faure (1841), François Ravaillac (1578), and Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528).