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Madam de Pompadour. Whether she was a beloved of the king?

Again France … Again favourites … And again that about which all know and speak … This woman became history as “the marchioness de Pompadour“ which was called at court just “marchioness“ became a symbol of the whole era, the embodiment of the 18th century and the foundress of graceful style of rococo - an art symbol. This girl was born

in a poor family in 1721. Many years later, having become the brilliant duchess, it used the title a little. But here whose daughter she was, a controversial issue. One say that it was Francois Poisson, others that one of lovers - financiers of her mother.

Naturally, scandal burst, and “father“ of the girl ran away from France, having left the spouse, Madeleine de la Mott, one with several children. But Madeleine`s loneliness was short. Known for the thoughtless behavior, it accepted the help from one of the lovers, Charles - Francois le Normann de Tournem who took little Zhanna under the guardianship. She was obliged to it by a good education which began in the monastery, and then proceeded at home. When to Zhanna it was executed nineteen, her patron married her to the nephew - Charles - Guillaume le Normann of D`Etiol.

At spouses was born two children, but, unfortunately, the boy died too early, and the girl lived only ten years. Marriage did not weigh Zhanna. She, on the contrary, was lucky. The spouse did not cause in it ardent passion and love, but allowed it something bigger - to lead that life which she wanted. Madam D`Etiol regularly appeared in light. It was loved for beauty, charm and charm.

In December, 1744 Louis XV`s favourite - the duchess de Chatora whom as spoke, he sincerely mourned suddenly died. But in February, 1745 on masquerade the king met the woman. The woman who was fated to become his beloved. This fleeting meeting developed into love and deep attachment which lasted for long nineteen years.

Zhanna who at that time was twenty one years old was at peak of the popularity. Business was not only in beauty and charm, but also in grace of mind, acute character. Zhanna became not just a favourite - it was for the king everything: friend, adviser, comforter and beloved.

When these relations only began, the king suspected Zhanna of what her feelings is not sincere. But the clever woman could achieve that the king forever dismissed this thought.

Having received a new title of the marchioness from the king, Zhanna began new life. She officially divorced the spouse who, however, could not forgive it this change. Despite the role of a favourite, Zhanna was accepted by the queen, Maria Leshchinskaya. Thanks to its influence on the king and female charm, magnificent palaces were under construction, the Sevres porcelain manufactory and production of silk began to develop.

About 1750 the relations between her and the king practically stopped from - for deteriorations in the health caused by two abortions and tuberculosis. Despite it, Zhanna continues to carry a title of an official favourite. Of course, in a bedroom of the king there were also other mistresses, but having, as a rule, satisfied the requirements, young mistresses left, and madam Pompadur remained. The king so needed the marchioness that even if she badly felt, there could not be also a speech not to keep the king the company.

France hated the marchioness for those sums which were spent not it by the king. And some court dreamed to get rid of such competitor. To slander the marchioness, everything was used - gossips, lampoons and exaggerations about its communications.

In 1763 Zhanna`s health sharply declined. As court doctors spoke, such state was caused by a stress, and then it became already clear that it is impossible to rescue it. Before the death, having confessed in sins, and especially in the sinful communication with the king, the marchioness could not see him. Ludovic, in turn, ordered that dying left in Versailles. The marchioness was too dear woman for the king.

Allegedly, she died of lung cancer. When the marchioness died and she was sent to a final journey, the king to whom the etiquette did not allow to be present at the beloved`s funeral stood on a balcony, seeing off a procession eyes. Despite the pouring rain, the king stood one, without hat and without raincoat. Thus it expressed the pain from loss on the woman who was for it everything … to

So one of the brightest women of an era left. The fact that it is not the myth confirms existence of portraits, success which pursued this woman, and her incomparable beauty. The beautiful woman, without exaggeration, lived only 42 years. But her life was full of pleasure, love and grief …