Madame de Ventadour

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Charlotte de La Motte-Houdancourt
Duchess o Ventadour
Louis XIV of France and his family attributed to Nicolas de Largillière.jpg
Madame de Ventadour (L) with Louis XIV an Louis, Grand Dauphin an the Duke o Burgundy.
Full name
Charlotte Eléonore Madeleine de La Motte-Houdancourt
Born 1654
Fraunce
Dee'd 1744
Fraunce
Spoose(s) Louis Charles de Lévis
Issue
Faither Philippe de La Mothe-Houdancourt
Mither Louise de Prie
Thrift Governess o the Childer o Fraunce

Charlotte de La Motte-Houdancourt, Duchess o Ventadour (Charlotte Eléonore Madeleine; 1654–1744) wis the governess o the Keeng Louis XV o Fraunce, great-grandson o Keeng Louis XIV. She is credited with saving Louis XV from the ministrations o the royal doctors when he was ill as a child. She mairit the Duke o Ventadour in 1671 an haed one daughter who mairit into the high aristocracy twice. She wis known at coort as Madame de Ventadour.



Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

In Paris on 14 Mairch 1671 she mairit Louis Charles de Lévis, Duke o Ventadour, a son o Charles de Lévis Coont o Vauvert, Marquis o Annonay, Duke o Ventadour) an Marie de La Guiche.


Background[eedit | eedit soorce]

She wis the second daughter o Philippe de la Mothe-Houdancourt, Duke o Cardona an his wife Louise de Prie. Her older sister Françoise Angélique de la Mothe mairit Louis Victor d'Aumont, Duke o Aumont.


Childer[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anne Geneviève de Lévis, Mademoiselle de Ventadour (Februar 1673 – 20 Mairch 1727) mairit Louis Charles de La Tour d'Auvergne, Prince o Turenne in (1692) nae childer, remairit tae Hercule Mériadec, Duke o Rohan-Rohan (1714) an haed childer.


Positions at court[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fille d’honneur (daughter o honour tae Queen Marie Thérèse (1660)
  2. Dame d'honneur (lady o honour) o "Madame", Duchess o Orléans (1684-1703)
  3. Lady-in-waiting.
  4. Governesses tae the Childer o Fraunce (1727-1735)