Mailly, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Comtesse de (1710–1751)

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Mailly, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Comtesse de (1710–1751)

French mistress of Louis XV. Name variations: Comtesse de Mailly; countess of Mailly. Born 1710; died 1751; dau. of Louis, marquis de Nesle (whose family name was Mailly) and Madame de Nesle (lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie Leczinska); sister of Pauline, marquise de Vintimille (1712–1741), Marie Anne de Mailly-Nesle, Duchesse de Châteauroux (1717–1744), and the Duchesse de Lauraguais; m. her 1st cousin.

During her 4-year relationship with Louis XV, actually loved him.

See also Women in World History.