Dangeau’s Diary, February 1687

Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau


13th. — Versailles. The Duc de Crequi died this evening at Paris at three o’clock. The Duc de Gesvres, gentleman of the chamber for this year, upon opening the King’s curtains, informed him of the circumstance, and asked for the government of Paris, which his Majesty upon rising granted him.

18th. — Versailles. The King went shooting in the park. Monsieur set off for Paris, to attend the opera and the fair, where he bought a great number of jewels which he presented to the ladies and gentlemen in his suite. In his coach were the Princesse de Conti and the Marquise de Bellefonds.

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