Après nous le déluge!

Quouting Madame de Pompadour (1721 – 1764).
Louis XV’s third official mistress since 1745 was a great propagator of the then new style called Rococo and was active in changing France’s foreign policy.
After the Seven Years’ War, with all its disasters, like the loss of New France in Canada to the British and the defeat by the Prussians in the Battle of Rossbach in 1757 Madame de Pompadour is alleged to have comforted the king saying this now famous by-word: “au reste, après nous, le Déluge” (“After us, the Deluge”)
A year later France was bankrupt.


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