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Ninon de I'Enclos

noted for her beauty, wit, and gaiety. She had two natural sons, one of whom fell in love with her, and blew out his brains when he discovered the relationship. (1615-1706.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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