Béatrix de Choiseul

'Béatrix de Choiseul (18 November 1729 - 17 Aprile 1794) wis a French noblewoman, salonnière an bibliophile. She wis executed in the French Revolution. After her mairriage it wis said that her salon could rival that o Madame de Pompadour.

Béatrix de Choiseul
Duchess o Gramont
Roslin Gramont.jpg
Portrait de la duchesse de Grammont, bi Alexander Roslin, c. 1774
Full name
Béatrix de Choiseul
Born18 November 1729(1729-11-18)
Lunéville, Lorraine, Fraunce
Dee'd17 Apryle 1794(1794-04-17) (aged 64)
Paris, Fraunce
Spoose(s)Antoine de Gramont, Duke o Gramont
FaitherFrançois Joseph de Choiseul
MitherMarie Louise Bassompierre


A dochter o François Joseph de Choiseul, Marquis o Stainville an his wife Marie Louise Bassompierre. She wis a sister o Étienne François de Choiseul, Duke o Choiseul, a minister o Louis XV.

Duchess o GramontEedit

She mairit Antoine de Gramont, (7t) Duke o Gramont 1722-1801)


An ambitious and firm woman, she was a distinguished bibliophile. When she was summoned in 1794 to the Revolutionary Tribunal, which was to condemn her tae the guillotine, she wis asked: "Did you not send money to emigrants?", She replied: "I wis going to say no, she replied, but my life is not worth a lie!".

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