Fontaines, Marie-Louise-Charlotte de Pelard de Givry, Comtesse de (1660–1730)

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Fontaines, Marie-Louise-Charlotte de Pelard de Givry, Comtesse de (1660–1730)

French novelist. Name variations: Comtesse de Fontaines; Marie-Louise de Fontaines; Marie Louise Charlotte de Pellart de Givry. Born Marie-Louise-Charlotte de Pelard de Givry in 1660; died in 1730; dau. of the marquis de Givry; m. Nicholas de Fontaines (chevalier and maréchal to the king), compte de Fontaines (died 1720); children: Jean Charles, Georges Marie (captain in the cavalry), Charles, Georges Mathieu, René (chevalier of St. Jean of Jerusalem, b. 1704), Anne (lady-in-waiting to the princess de Conty who later m. Jean Pierre, marquis de Fontages), Margueritte Charlotte, and Jacqueline (nun).

Wrote Histoire de la comtesse de Savoie (1726) which may have been the source of Voltaire's Tancrède; also wrote Histoire d'Aménophis, prince de Lydie (1728).