Madame de Pompadour – prestige in the court of the King of France

Madame de Pompadour – her rise to prestige and power in the court of the King of France. Madame de Pompadour was the long-time mistress of King Louis XV of France.  Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764) was born Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson – often ridiculed because poisson means fish. At the age of nine, a fortune-teller predicted that sheContinue reading “Madame de Pompadour – prestige in the court of the King of France”