Boufflers-Rouvrel, Marie Charlotte Hippolyte, Countess de (1724–c. 1800)

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Boufflers-Rouvrel, Marie Charlotte Hippolyte, Countess de (1724–c. 1800)

French salonnière. Name variations: Comtesse or Countess Boufflers-Rouvrel; Rouveret. Born in Paris, France, in 1724; died around 1800; married the Comte de Boufflers-Rouvrel (d. 1764).

Following the death of her husband in 1764, Countess Marie Boufflers-Rouvrel became the reputed mistress of the Prince de Contí and hosted his receptions. A leader in Parisian literary literary circles, she was a friend of J.J. Rousseau, Hume, and Grimm. She is often confused with Marie Boufflers , mother of author Stanislas-Jean Boufflers and friend of Voltaire. In the year 1775, in the diary of James Boswell, Mme Boufflers-Rouvrel visited Dr. Samuel Johnson in the Temple.