Sexual Fables
This article accompanies the fable
The Judgment of Paris


Timeline:

  • 1546 Death of Martin Luther
  • 1620 Ninon de Lenclos is born
  • 1626 Marquise de Sévigné is born
  • 1635 Madame de Maintenon is born
  • 1638 Louis XIV is born
  • 1643 Louis XIV becomes King of France (Anne of Austria is regent)
  • 1651 Maintenon's husband, Scarron, dies; she retains a pension
  • 1656 Ninon imprisoned by Anne of Austria; Christina of Sweden secures her release
  • 1664 Molière’s Tartuffe first produced
  • 1667 Ninon theoretically retires as a courtesan to focus on her salon
  • 1674 Maintenon rich enough to buy Château de Maintenon
  • 1674 Maintenon becomes the mistress of Louis XIV
  • 1683 Queen Maria Theresa dies (Louis XIV's wife)
  • 1685 Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
  • 1685 Maintenon marries Louis XIV
  • 1686 King endows St. Cyr to Maintenon
  • 1694 Birth of Voltaire
  • 1696 Marquise de Sévigné dies
  • 1705 Ninon dies
  • 1715 Louis XIV dies
  • 1719 Maintenon dies
  • 1749 Goethe is born
  • 1778 Death of Voltaire
  • 1786 Goethe begins Italian trip, through 1788
  • 1806 Goethe marries Christiane de Vulpius
  • 1808 First part of Goethe’s play Faust is published
  • 1859 Gounod’s Faust

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