Ninon de l’Enclos

“La Grande Saloniere,” One of History’s Most Fascinating Ladies.
Born
1620
Died
1705
Portrait Year
1691
Portrait Age
75

 

Ninon established a salon in Paris that became a center of social life and literary discussion for the elite of the 17th century. Well known for her wit and beauty, Ninon had many lovers and was a patron to Voltaire, among others. She has been the subject of a poem by Dorothy Parker and a comic opera by Charles Lecocq.