Marquise de Maulévrier

Birth: 1731

Death: 1794

The marquise de Maulévrier's son, the count de Maulévrier, was a notorious officer in the Vendée rebel army. There is no direct evidence that the marquise 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. It is possible that 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...