Boufflers, Marie (1706–1747)

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Boufflers, Marie (1706–1747)

Marquise de Boufflers. Born Marie Françoise Catherine de Beauvais-Craon in 1706; died in 1747; sister of the Maréchale de Mirepoix (a friend of Mme de Pompadour); children: Stanislas-Jean Boufflers, chevalier de (1737–1815, a cavalry officer and writer of light verse).

A beautiful and witty woman, Marie Boufflers was one of the charmers of her age. She lived in Lorraine, was a friend of Voltaire, and the mistress of King Stanislas Leczszinski, ex-king of Poland.