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AtoZ: XIV

Finding a musical that starts with "X" is a tough one! So I fudged. X is for XIV (aka Louis XIV: Le Roi Soleil).

Anne-Laure Girbal as Marie Mancini.

It was thanks to this beautiful musical I first learned of Louis XIV's first love, Marie Mancini. Marie did not consummate her relationship with the Sun King. His love for her was a somewhat idealistic one, but he was so besotted that he wanted to marry her. Eventually, Cardinal Mazarin and Anne of Austria separated the couple, banishing Marie into exile and arranging for Louis' marriage to Maria Theresa of Spain. In 1661, Marie was sent away to marry an Italian prince, Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, who remarked after their wedding night that he was surprised to find her still a virgin.

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Favorite Marie + Louis XIV Songs:
Encore du temps
Je fais de toi mon essentiel
S'aimer est interdit

Comments

  1. I loved watching the Versailles TV show, but I think it did not include her. I'd love to watch the musical :)

    The Multicolored Diary

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    1. You're right. Marie's storyline takes place before the tv series. Seems like a fascinating relationship somewhat similar to his with Francoise.

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  2. You're right. Marie's storyline takes place before the tv series. Seems like a fascinating relationship somewhat similar to his with Francoise.

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