Marie Duplessis – The Fabulous Yet Tragic Destiny of France’s Most Celebrated Courtesan

Marie Duplessis ​​was a French courtesan and mistress to a number of prominent and wealthy men. She was born Alphonsine Plessis on 15 January 1824, to Marin Plessis, a peddler,​​ and Marie-Louse Deshayes, a local farmer’s daughter. Marie was not born out […]

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