Duel of Madame de Polignac and Marquise de Nesle | Geri Walton

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Duc de Richelieu, Courtesy of Wikipedia

Louis François Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, better known as the Duc de Richelieu, was Louis XIV’s godson. He was also known as a man with loose morals who enjoyed numerous lovers, including the novelist Claudine Guérin de Tencin’s two sisters—Marie Louise Élisabeth d’Orléans, Duchess de Berry, and her younger sister Charlotte Aglaé d’Orléans—and their first cousin Louise Anne de Bourbon.

Because the handsome Duc de Richelieu was the Adonis of the day and prone to womanizing, he often found himself…

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