Wednesday, September 5, 2018

About the Princesse de Lamballe

Princesse de Lamballe by Jean-Baptiste Charpentier
From Geri Walton:
Princesse de Lamballe was born in Turin, Italy, on 8 September 1749, the 251st day of the Gregorian calendar, which was a Monday. What many people remember about the Princesse is her beheading and the horrid way in which she died. However, there are many other interesting facts about the Princesse that you may or may not know, and I have selected twenty-five below:
  1. Princesse de Lamballe was a favorite of Marie Antoinette. In fact, because of their close relationship, Marie Antoinette revived a position known as Superintendent of the Household. One of the benefits of this position was the Princesse could determine who had access to the Queen.
  2. Freemasonry was one way the Princesse spent her free time. If you are interested in learning more about free masonry in France in the 1700s, click here.
  3. The Princesse once held a fête for Gustav III of Sweden and the culmination of the event was the lift off of a balloon, a rare thing at the time. (Read more.)
 More HERE.


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