du BarryDu Bar·ry
(born Marie Jeanne Bécu) 1743?-93; mistress of Louis XV of France
, Comtesse. Title of Marie Jeanne Bécu. 1743–1793.
French courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV. She was guillotined after being found guilty of crimes against the state by a Revolutionary tribunal.
Contesse Du Barry
1820 portrait by Eugénie Tripier-Lefranc (1803?–1872)