Marie de Hautefort

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Marie d'Hautefort

Marie de Hautefort (1616 - 1691), was a French noble and lady-in-waiting, the royal favorite of king Louis XIII of France.

From 1630 until 1639, she was the trusted friend and confidante of Louis XIII and acted as his political adviser, but they did not have a sexual relationship and she was thereby a favorite rather than a royal mistress. She was also very close to the Queen Anne of Austria.

In September 1646, she married Charles de Schomberg, Marschal of France, and in 1652, she moved with him to Metz, when he was appointed governor of the city. Schomberg died in 1656, they had no children. A widow at 40, Marie returned to Paris where she had renewed contacts with the Queen-Mother.



  • Jacques Magne, Marie de Hautefort, le grand amour de Louis XIII, éditions Perrin, 2000 (ISBN 2262016348)
  • Victor Cousin, Mme de Hautefort et Mme de Chevreuse, vol. 1, Paris, Ed. Didier, 1856