/Tag: corte di Versailles

The Diet Afrodisiaca of Madame de Pompadour

By |2018-02-05T13:57:20+00:00February 5th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Madame de Pompadour and her brother. The woman, cold, tried a "care" with an aphrodisiac Jeanne Antoinette Poisson diet (1721-1764), most famous as Madame de Pompadour, It was for many years the mistress en titre, or the lover in office, the French King Louis XV. However, unlike what you might think, Pompadour, [...]

Hairstyles “Thought provoking” Versailles

By |2018-01-14T21:32:09+00:00January 14th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

A lady at the hairdresser in '700. Some extravagant hairstyles sported by ladies in Versailles made time for a certain period of time at the court of Versailles hairstyles ladies showed off nothing short of extravagant, characterized by twisted hair around a sort of "scaffolding" that kept them high above the head (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/6548/storia-moderna/un-veliero-sulla-testa-di-maria-antonietta). Come [...]

Restrooms in Versailles: beautiful and…Unnecessary

By |2018-01-12T22:11:04+00:00January 12th, 2018|Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Personal Hygiene in '700 (painting by Francois Boucher). At Versailles the toilets were, but they were not practically never used As is known, the Palace of Versailles the apparent splendor hid, in reality, unimaginable filth, both of the environments that people who lived there (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/4833/storia-moderna/versailles-sali-odorosi-per-profumare-stanze-sporche e http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1649/storia-moderna/versailles-acconciature-pidocchi). However this does not mean that services [...]

Works “Sides” Versailles

By |2018-01-11T23:06:26+00:00January 11th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Louis XIV at Versailles surrounded by servants. At the palace they were held odd jobs, created specifically to satisfy the people of the impressive number of servants and the odd jobs that were held at the palace of Versailles I have already spoken in this post http://www.pilloledistoria.it/10134/storia-contemporanea/servitori-versailles-quanti, but entering into the details, what were these strange tasks created specifically to satisfy [...]

Servants in Versailles: how were?

By |2018-01-10T23:57:27+00:00January 10th, 2018|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Contemporary history|

Luigi XIV a Versailles. The number of servants at the palace was impressive how many servants worked in Versailles in the era of its heyday, then at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? How many men and women needed the biggest and luxurious palace in the world to keep this? Curiosity rises [...]

Versailles: Evolution of Pot Night

By |2017-05-18T23:02:53+00:00May 18th, 2017|Anecdotes and curiosities, Daily life Costume Company, Modern history|

Ancient chamber pot painted porcelain For about two centuries, the sixteenth and seventeenth, to carry out the same profane but essential function of the water, It was the commode, a small portable wooden box with inside a jar. In order to be more comfortable seat was padded, and to make it more elegant, till [...]

Painting and History: Louis XV and Favorita-Prostitute

By |2017-02-09T22:38:35+00:00February 9th, 2017|Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Louis XV and Madame Du Barry, his latest favorite, portraits in a nineteenth-century painting by Gyula Benczúr The French King, except for the honest and sober Louis XVI, They have always been distinguished for a libertine behavior such as brash, but Louis XV, who then it was the grandfather of the unfortunate sovereign guillotined during the Terror, [...]

The Sun King…in the bathroom

By |2017-01-31T20:04:26+00:00May 20th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Luigi XIV, the Sun King not always the privacy in the most intimate moments was considered crucial, rather. At the time of Louis XIV, the Sun King, She is admitted to his presence while he was to perform their bodily needs, It was indeed an honor. For charity, not that it was a [...]

Marie Antoinette and the Hunt

By |2016-04-27T00:47:48+00:00April 27th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Marie Antoinette hunting Hunting, especially that the fox, It was one of the favorite activities of sovereigns and aristocrats in past centuries; the young King of France, Louis XVI felt towards this discipline a passion even immeasurable, so as not to give up his daily hunt for no reason at all, careless [...]

The rivalry between Marie Antoinette and Madame Du Barry

By |2016-01-25T22:45:34+00:00January 25th, 2016|Anecdotes and curiosities, Events Characters Politics, Modern history|

Kirsten Dunst Marie Antoinette film "Marie Antoinette" In the last years of the reign of Louis XV, The court of Versailles was animated by the rivalry, all female, between the two leading ladies of France: Maria Antonietta, future queen and wife of Louis XVI, e Madame Du Barry, favored last in order of time [...]