Countess Lerchenfeld

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Marie Walburge Gräfin Lerchenfeld, also known as Countess Lerchenfeld or Madame de Lerchenfeld, (died 1769) served Maria Theresa in Vienna as the governess of several of her children. Marie Antoinette, future queen of France, was among her charges. She is mentioned in the book Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles as a wonderful dancer and a kind woman. The countess died from a leg infection. Marie Antoinette's nickname for Countess Lerchenfeld was Lulu. In Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, after Countess Lerchenfeld has died, a new governess, nicknamed Countess Sauer Kraut, is the replacement.