Caylus, Marie Marguerite, comtesse de

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Marie Marguerite Caylus, comtesse de (märē märgərēt´ kôNtĕs´ də kālüs´), 1673–1729, French writer and actress. A noted beauty and wit, she was lauded for her performance at Saint-Cyr in Racine's Esther. Her Souvenirs (1770), edited by Voltaire, describe the court of Louis XIV with vivacity and taste.