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1738, Oct 41806, Feb 6
a mistress to Louis Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans, and ultimately, his wife; however, Louis XV would not allow her to become the Duchess. She wrote and acted in several plays. For her husband's amusement and her own, she set up a little theater and wrote several plays, in the acting of which she herself took part. She was arrested on 20 April 1793 (1 floréal an II of the Republican calendar) during the Terror, and first imprisoned in the La Force prison in Paris. She was released on 28 September 1794 (after the fall of Maximilien Robespierre, befriended Joséphine de Beauharnais, and was a prominent figure at the beginning of the empire.
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