Madame de Maintenon

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Madame de Maintenon
Marquise o Maintenon
Maintenon an her niece[1] (wife o the future Duke o Noailles)
Full name
Françoise d'Aubigné
Born27 November 1635
Hôtel du Chaumont, Niort, Fraunce
Dee'd15 Aprile 1719 (aged 83)
Saint Cyr, Fraunce
Spoose(s)Paul Scarron
Louis XIV o Fraunce (secret)
FaitherConstant d'Aubigné
MitherJeanne de Cardilhac
ThriftMistress an secret wife o Louis XIV

Madame de Maintenon (27 November 1635 – 15 Aprile 1719) wis a French woman who wad eventually acome the seicont wife o Keeng Louis XIV, even thocht the mairit wis never annoonced tae the public. born "Françoise d'Aubigné" she wis a dochter o Constant d'Aubigné an his wife Jeanne de Cardilhac. She wis born in in Niort, in wastren Fraunce. In 1652, Françoise wad mairit Paul Scarron[2] As a result she wad acome kent as "Madame Scarron". She eventually became a friend o Madame de Montespan[3] an wad an aa be the main governess tae the childer o King Louis an Montespan. In 1675, the king gae her the title o Marquise o Maintenon efter the name o her personal estate. A favour that incurred Madame de Montespan's jealousy. At court, she wis nou kent as Madame de Maintenon, as a result o King Louis buying her an estate at Maintenon. It haes been suspected that Maintenon an king Louis haed a private marriage ceremony atween October 1683 or Januar 1684. King Louis' wife Queen Marie Thérèse died in Julie 1683. As a result o her birth Maintenon wad never be acknowledged as Louis' wife or as Queen o Fraunce. She an aa foondit the Maison royale de Saint Louis, a schuil for girls frae poorer noble families, in 1684.

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  1. Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné (1684-1739) eventually the heiress to her estate
  2. Himself a French poet, dramatist, and novelist, born in Paris
  3. The the mistress o the Keeng

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