Wednesday, January 1, 2014

La Belle Isabeau

La Belle Isabeau, an African-born descendant of Santo Domingo (Republic of Haiti) was rare, the daughter of a European and an African-descendant (the reverse is more common in the colonies).

It has been said - and even writing - his mother was Lady Clugny, Baroness de Nuits, born Charlotte Theresa Tardieu of Maleissye. Lady Clugny was the wife of Jean-Etienne Ogier Clugny, baron de Nuits (born in Guadeloupe), steward of Santo Domingo from 1760 to 1764 and the Comptroller General of Finance in 1776 (replacing Turgot). Baron was known for his manners extremely relaxed.

Lady Clugny, Baroness de Nuits, widow from 1776, was certainly not to be outdone was the model of the Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons.

His alleged daughter, Isabella, lived in Paris during the reign of Louis XVI and made ​​headlines. She was received at Madame du Barry where she met Zamor .

They said Isabeau secretly saw her mother.

It was a fashionable woman. As wealthy as free in his remarks, Isabeau is allowed to launch in spring 1783 she was ready to pay 2,000 pounds (several tens of thousands of euros) favors the Comte d'Artois, brother of King Louis XVI (and future Charles X).

Isabeau had to have some protection, not only because she was not worried, but the prince, amused by the proposal, invited to his castle at Bagatelle.

UAH - Google Translated

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