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1670, Apr 171732, Aug 21
At the age of 41 she was married to Otto Alexander von Velen, whom the elector made Bailiff of Seltz. When the elector died, the new elector, expelled her from her apartment in the Electoral Palace, thinking her a stain on his brother's memory. News of her subsequent disappearance scandalised Europe. Without any explanation, she resurfaced in 1717 in Amsterdam, where she published her memoirs, A Life for Reform. Passages detailing the personal life of Charles III Philip damaged his reputation; among other things, she accused him of participating in séances—a fact attested to by other ladies-in-waiting at court. He withdrew her allowances and she mired herself in debts. Penniless, she died in 1732 of dysentery.
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