People/Characters: Marie Mancini

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Amanti e regine. Il potere delle donne by Benedetta Craveri
The Cardinal's Niece, The Story of Marie Mancini by Faith Compton Mackenzie
Les Femmes du Roi-Soleil by Simone Bertière
Five Fair Sisters by H. Noel Williams
The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith
Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraserniece of Cardinal Mazarin, early love of Louis XIV, wife of Prince Colonna
Mémoires d'Hortense et de Marie Mancini by ed. Gerard Doscot
Marie Mancini (La première passion de Louis XIV) by Claude Dulong
Marie Mancini : Le Premier Amour de Louis XIV by Françoise Mallet-Joris
The Mazarine Legacy: The Life of Hortense Mancini, Duchess Mazarin by Toivo David Rosvall
Les Mazarinettes: ou, Les sept nieces de Mazarin by Jacques Hillairet
Memoirs by Hortense Mancini
Mémoires d'Hortense et de Marie Mancini by Hortense Mancini
Les nièces de Mazarin; études de moeurs et de caractères au XVIIe siècles (French Edition) by Amédée Renée
Les petites Mazarines by Pierre Combescot
Princesses and court ladies: Marie Mancini, Christina of Sweden, an Arab princess, the Duchess of Maine, the Margravine of Bayreuth by Arvède Barine
The seven richest heiresses of France by Count de [Guy Jean Raoul Eugène Charles Emmanuel
La Verite dans son jour, ou les veritables memoires de M. Mancini, Connetable Colonna by Marie Mancini

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Marie Mancini (1639-1715) was one of 5 sisters, nieces of Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France. He summoned them from their home in Italy in order to arrange wealthy matches for them. Marie was educated in a convent and grew into a beautiful, charming young woman. The young King Louis XIV fell in love with her and wanted to marry her; but he was persuaded to do his duty and give her up. She was married off in 1661 to Prince Lorenzo Colonna and later was one of the first women in France to publish her memoirs.
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