Countess de la Marck

Birth: 1719

Death: 1793

The youngest daughter of Adrien Maurice de Noailles, 3rd duke of Noailles (1678-1766). There is no direct evidence that the countess and the duchess of Elbeuf were personally acquainted, but the fact that the duchess makes a point of listing her by name from among the mass arrests of early June 1793 does suggest some level of affinity. Given that they were both from the upper ranks of the French nobility (and the duchess only 12 years her senior) it would have been unsurprising if they had moved in the same social circle at some time in the pre-Revolutionary era.

Appears in these Letters:


5 June: Reflections on Political Repression

The duchess explains how the balance of political power in the capital has recently shifted in a more radical direction, and considers the...