Du Barry Marie Jeanne
Du Barry, Marie Jeanne, Comtesse (1746-1793), a mistress of Louis XV., was born at Vaucouleurs. Coming to Paris young, she became the mistress of Jean Du Barry, and was introduced to the king in 1769. He married her to the Count Du Barry, the brother of her former protector, as a cloak to his own connection with her. She ruled the king, and had great influence in the disposal of privileges and offices. After the death of the king she was sent to a convent, and received a pension from Louis XVI. She was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.