People/Characters: Olympe Mancini

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The affair of the poisons : murder, infanticide, and Satanism at the court of Louis XIV by Anne Somerset
Five Fair Sisters by H. Noel Williams
Les Mazarinettes: ou, Les sept nieces de Mazarin by Jacques Hillairet
Les petites Mazarines by Pierre Combescot
Poison by Kathryn Harrison
Prince Eugen of Savoy by Nicholas Henderson
The seven richest heiresses of France by Count de [Guy Jean Raoul Eugène Charles Emmanuel

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Olympia Mancini, comtesse de Soissons (1638-1708), was one of the nieces of Cardinal Mazarin, chief minister of France. Together they were known at the French court as the "Mazarinettes." He arranged her 1657 marriage to Prince Eugène-Maurice of Savoy-Carignano, comte de Soissons; the famous soldier Prince Eugene of Savoy was their son. She was acccused of involvement in the "Affair of the Poisons" in 1679.

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