| Share

Marie Leszczynska

Marie Leszczynska (lĕshchĭnˈskə) [key], 1703–68, queen of France, wife of Louis XV, and daughter of Stanislaus I of Poland. Married in 1725, she bore 10 children and was the grandmother of Louis XVI. Of retiring disposition, she made no attempt to rival the king's mistresses. Her marriage facilitated French involvement in the War of the Polish Succession.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Marie Leszczynska from Infoplease:

  • Vanloo - Vanloo Vanloo , family of French painters of Dutch origin. Jacob or Jacques Vanloo,. 1614–70, ...
  • Stanislaus I - Stanislaus I Stanislaus I, 1677–1766, king of Poland (1704–1709, 1733–35) and ...
  • Encyclopedia: French History: Biographies - Encyclopeadia articles concerning French History: Biographies.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: French History: Biographies

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring