[ mantuh-nawn ]
/ mɛ̃təˈnɔ̃ /
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Marquise de Françoise d'Aubigné, 1635–1719, second wife of Louis XIV.
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Madame de Maintenon retird to St. Cyr, and there she always dwelt till she died.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II|Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
Such was the man to whom the best days of Madame de Maintenon were devoted; and she shared his confidence to the last.
This placed Madame de Maintenon--for she went by this title--in a false position.
It was deemed by Madame de Maintenon a means of grace to the King,--for in her way she always sought his conversion.
The persecution of the Protestants, however, partially reveals the narrow intolerance of Madame de Maintenon.
British Dictionary definitions for Maintenon
/ (French mɛ̃tnɔ̃) /
Marquise de, title of Françoise d'Aubigné. 1635–1719, the mistress and, from about 1685, second wife of Louis XIV
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