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 Post subject: Péguilin, Duc de Lauzun
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The four young women, followed by Javotte, returned to the crowded ballroom, where, to use an expression of
Madame de Montespan's, "the floors were creaking under the weight." After a long search they found the
inscription of honor on a little low door: "Reserved for the Marquis Péguilin de Lauzun."
"Lucky Péguilin!" sighed Madame de Montespan. "What difference does it make if he's the biggest fool in the
world so long as the King treats him as a favorite. When you stop to think of it, he has a very average figure and
indifferent looks."
"But his good qualities make up for that," said Madame du Roure. "He is very witty, and he has something that
makes a woman, once she has been with him, never leave him for another man."


Antonin Nompar de Caumont, marquis de Puyguilhem, duc de Lauzun,
called by friends and as well the King familiar: Péguilin
was something like Casanova at the court of Louis XIV.

Antoine Nompar de Caumont, marquis de Puyguilhem, duc de Lauzun (1632 – November 19, 1723) was a French courtier and soldier. He was the only love interest of the "greatest heiress in Europe", Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, cousin of Louis XIV.

His rough wit and skill in practical jokes pleased Louis XIV, but his jealousy and violence were the causes of his undoing. He prevented a meeting between Louis XIV and Mme de Monaco, and it was jealousy in this matter, rather than hostility to Louise de la Vallière, which led him to promote Mme de Montespan's intrigues with the king.

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