Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon (Louise Élisabeth; 22 November 1693–27 May 1775) was the eldest surviving daughter of Louis de Bourbon and his wife, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Légitimée de France, a legitimised daughter of Louis XIV of France and Madame de Montespan.
She was the wife of Louis Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti. She was the Princess of Conti by marriage. It was Louise Élisabeth who presented the famous Madame de Pompadour to the court of Louis XV; she also built the Hôtel de Brienne, present seat of the French Ministry of Defence. Louise Élisabeth possessed various titles and land; she was the Duchess of Étampes in her own right, having succeeded to the title at the death of her aunt the Dowager Duchess of Vendôme. The county of Sancerre, previously been held by her brother the Duke of Bourbon, also became her property in 1740 at his death.