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Montespan

[mon-tuh-span; French mawn-tes-pahn]
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noun
  1. Marquise deFrançoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart, 1641–1707, mistress of Louis XIV of France.
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Examples from the Web for montespan

Historical Examples

  • I had also been told that, in society, she referred to me as "the Montespan woman."

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete

    Madame La Marquise De Montespan

  • Montespan was the cause of the King's love for old Maintenon.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans

  • When Montespan was in power, at least there was nothing of this sort.

    The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete

    Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans

  • He adhered to his veto on the communication of the Montespan documents to the Chambre.

    Princes and Poisoners

    Frantz Funck-Brentano

  • In 1678 Montespan had to return for a short time to Paris on account of a lawsuit.

    Princes and Poisoners

    Frantz Funck-Brentano


British Dictionary definitions for montespan

Montespan

noun
  1. Marquise de, title of Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart. 1641–1707, French noblewoman; mistress of Louis XIV of France
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