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Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon aka. Madame Scarron, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon aka. Madame Scarron, by George Stuart.

A pillar of strength and stability in a period of travail.

Mme. Françoise d’Aubigné de Maintenon (1635-1719) entered the French court as a governess. She eventually became Louis XIV’s mistress and then his second wife, but never his queen. She was the most powerful influence on Louis’ in his mature years. She established the St. Cyr School for the daughters of impoverished noblemen.

Full length color image of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon aka. Madame Scarron, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon aka. Madame Scarron, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon aka. Madame Scarron, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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