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Maria Theresa of Spain or in Spanish María Teresa de Austria or in French Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche, 1638-1683, was the wife of Louis XIV of France. One of the daughters of Philip IV of Spain, her marriage to Louis XIV in 1660 was more of a political move than a love match. Anne of Austria, Louis XIV's mother, wanted to end the warring between her homeland of Spain and her current home of France. The early months of Maria and Louis marriage started well, he did not keep any mistresses for the first year. With the birth of a son in November 1661, she achieved what was expected of her to do: produce an heir to the throne. As time went on she and Louis had five other children together, although they died young. But Louis' mistresses would be the greatest pain of her life, from the revelation of Louise de La Vallière as Louis' mistress to the disrespect paid to her by Madame de Montespan. However, it was Madame de Maintenon who initially rejected the kings advances and told him to spend some time with his wife, to which Maria Theresa would be grateful for. Marie became very ill in July 1683, she soon died on July 30. Her death was a blow to the French as they liked her virtuosity and piety, her death even hit Louis XIV hard, he is said to have remarked upon her passing, "This is the first trouble which she has given me." #mariatheresaofspain #mariateresadeaustria #mariethereseofspain #louisxiv #legranddauphin #queenoffrance #royalty #spain #houseofbourbon #queens #philipivofspain #womenofthepast #themes #monarchy #france #history #paintings #portrait #art #artwork #historicalwomen #france #french #historicalpaintings #artoftheday #versailles #portraiture #chateaudeversailles

Well what will I be doing this weekend, well reading my new interior design book 'Jean-Louis Denoit Interiors' and be inspired by the gloriously lavish, sophisticated and modern concepts created by the man himself. Talk about 'designporn', I will be in heaven immersing myself in his creative talent. Jean-Louis Denoit was commissioned to redesign the interiors of the Hotel Therese in Paris and pictured here is one of such rooms. Love the weekend! #jeanlouisdenoit @hotelthereseparis#hoteltherese#mariethereseofspain#france#paris#luxury #hollywoodregency #saturday #weekend #homedecor #instaporn #interiors #inspiration #interiordesign #interiordesigner #designer #designporn #luxe#luxury#mirror#floral#photograph #photography #art#artinstallation #architecture #vintage #midcentury#rug#dog#brass

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