Barry, Jeanne Bécu, otherwise known as Madame du
King's mistress, 1743 - 1793
Barry, Jeanne Bécu, otherwise known as Madame du: As Louis XVI’s last mistress, she embodied the Ancien Régime when the Revolution started. After having escaped to England, she returned to France in 1793 in order to prevent the seizure of her castle in Louveciennes. Declared an anti-revolutionary, she was ultimately executed on December 8, 1793.